Yankees Social Media: CC Sabathia Congratulates Rachel Balkovec


Since baseball shut down in March 2020, we’ve been keeping you updated on what the Yankees have been up to on social media. Although the offseason is now in lockdown, it’s fun to check out our favorite players and Yankees numbers. Here’s your weekly update on what your favorite Yankees have been up to on social media!

CC congratulates Rachel Balkovec

Last week, the Yankees named Rachel Balkovec the next manager of the Tampa Tarpons, the team’s Low-A affiliate. She would become the first female manager in professional baseball affiliate history, and everyone in the baseball world took notice, especially former Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. He offered his praise and encouraged her to keep breaking down barriers.

Gleyber Torres’ offseason training

Gleyber Torres is getting to work after a lackluster year in 2021. He recently posted a photo of himself in the gym working on strength training and his arms. He’s seen a monumental decrease in power since 2019, hitting just 12 homers after crashing nearly 40 a few years ago. He hopes to see a return to that coup this season.


Masahiro Tanaka launches his first enclosure of the year

No longer a Yankee, but still in our hearts. The Japanese right-hander shared a video launching his first bullpen of 2022 on Instagram. Last season with the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, Tanaka threw a 3.01 ERA in 23 games with 126 strikeouts. He will be looking to continue his success this coming season with them again.


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