Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu has solid at-bats vs. Gerrit Cole during BP

Notable items during the Yankees’ spring training practice Wednesday in Tampa:

DJ plays Cole

DJ LeMahieu faced Gerrit Cole in a live batting practice showdown, and in the third encounter, Cole hit two line drives off a curveball before returning the favor with a strikeout.

DJ LeMahieu had two solid at-bats against Gerrit Cole during the Yankees’ spring training practice. AP

friendly fire

In the bottom of the second inning of Ian Hamilton’s live batting practice, Gleyber Torres and Anthony Volpe hit hard ground balls to Hamilton.

However, the relief pitcher avoided damage by catching Torres’ glove and jumping over Volpe.

It caught my eye

Top pitching prospects Will Warren and Chase Hampton took live batting practice against Aaron Judge, Juan Soto, Giancarlo Stanton, Alex Verdugo and Trent Grisham.

New York Yankees pitcher No. 98 Will Warren pitches in a mock game during practice at Steinbrenner Field, the Yankees' spring training facility in Tampa, Florida.
Will Warren threw live batting practice to major league batters. Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post

“They definitely played a role today against the big boys,” coach Aaron Boone said.

Thursday schedule

The Yankees continue full-team workouts at Steinbrenner Field ahead of Saturday’s Grapefruit League opener against the Tigers in Lakeland, Florida.



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