FORT MYERS, Fla. As a parting gift to his baseball family, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gave Yankees players an autographed NFL football.
Wilson was in camp for a six-day stint, which included an at-bat Friday pinch-hitting for Aaron Judge, no less in which he struck out.
After botching a sure double play ball against the Tigers on Wednesday with a casual glove flip that failed, Gleyber Torres started a crisp 4-6-3 double play in the second inning with a fundamentally correct catch and toss.
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Top pitching prospect Justus Sheffield worked two innings in which he gave up a run, two hits and two walks.
Red Sox legend Carl Yastrzemski sitting in the third base dugout chatting with Jerry Remy and calling Dustin Pedroia over to say hello.
Yankees play host to the Rays at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Chad Green starts for Yankees and former Yankee Mel Ott Jersey Nathan Eovaldi for the visitors.
The Notre Dame guard is projected as a top-10 pick. Some people believe he might be the best overall player in this draft. On Thursday, he spoke to reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine and recalled that he might not have always been so relaxed behind a microphone.
My freshman year of college, I was very nervous in front of the camera, Nelson said. I didn’t like it too much. I was sweating, trying to wipe my forehead because it was all sweaty. Over the years of college, I’ve gotten used to it, and I’m a lot more comfortable in front of the camera and in front of all of you guys.
Nelson did not just put on a good show in front of the media, he also has impressed scouts, coaches and executives here. He bench-pressed 225 pounds 35 times on Thursday. Nelson, who is from Holmdel, NJ, is viewed as the best offensive lineman in this draft and someone who could be a plug-and-play starter as a rookie.
Elite Calvin Pickard Jersey The Jets are a logical destination for Nelson if they sign Kirk Cousins in free agency, removing themselves from the quarterback derby in the draft. They desperately need to begin rebuilding their offensive line after patching it together in recent years. The last time the Jets used a premium pick on an offensive lineman was in 2010, when the team took Vlad Duccasse in the second round.