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Despite not exactly being nasty in his first spring training outing, left-hander Nestor Cortes of the New York Yankees felt pleased after Monday’s game against Minnesota.

t’s a start after a 2023 blighted by injuries.

Cortes commented, “Everything positive, pitches really crisp,” following his 2 2/3 innings of 2 runs and 7 hits allowed with 4 strikeouts. “Most importantly, I left there in good health. so a significant improvement.”

Despite having a rotator cuff ailment, Cortes only made one start after May 30 of last year and finished 5-2 with a 4.97 ERA in 12 games.

DJ LeMahieu, a third baseman for the Yankees, made his spring training debut and continued to play after Jair Camargo’s infield RBI single in the third inning went terrible hop off his face.

After the ball struck his spectacles close to the bridge of his nose, LeMahieu declared he was alright.

In two at-bats, LeMahieu singled. In 2023, a foot issue hindered him as he only hit.243.

“I’m feeling good,” LeMahieu remarked. It feels good to be outside today. Running felt nice to me. I’ve been swinging extremely well lately. simply making better movements. I am ready to maintain building over the long term because I have a solid foundation and feel prepared.”

Giancarlo Stanton, the slugger for the Yankees, was 0 for 3 in his first game back as the designated hitter following yet another season beset by injuries.

Two times, a much thinner Stanton lined out, including his first at-bat, a drive to center at 104.3 mph.

Stanton has not participated in a complete season since 2018, the year after New York acquired him, despite hitting.191 last season with 24 home runs and 60 RBIs.

With the two-way star, who in the off-season inked a record-breaking $700 million, ten-year contract, Los Angeles has been patient. The two-time MVP had surgery on his right elbow in September of last year, which will prevent him from throwing this season.

Ohtani participated in live batting practice on Sunday, and according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, the biggest star in sports looked “good.”

Los Angeles believes that 29-year-old Ohtani, who is recovering more quickly than expected, will be available for the Dodgers and San Diego Padres’ two-game series in Seoul, South Korea, on March 20 and 21 to start the regular season.

Roberts told reporters, “His health is most important.” “Great if everything lines up. Additionally, if it.

The majority of the 32-year-old utility player’s career has been spent in Los Angeles, first from 2015 to 20 and then again in the second half of the previous campaign following his trade back to the Dodgers by Boston.

Hernández played 140 games for the Red Sox and Los Angeles in 2023, batting.237 with 11 home runs and 61 RBIs.

In an attempt to find another starting pitcher who can operate at or near the top of the rotation,

Boston Red Sox have reached out to free agent left-hander Jordan Montgomery.

The Red Sox and Montgomery “recently” met via video conference, according to an ESPN report that was verified by manager Alex Cora. However, Cora would not elaborate.


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