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Akshita Patel

EXPLAINED: Why New York Yankees Need It’s Bench To Step Up In 2024?

The 2024 MLB season is just around the corner, and the New York Yankees look more or less sorted with its current set of players. The roster seems potent to contest for the World Series championship. However, to fulfill the long-withstanding dream, the team will need everyone to unleash their true potential.

That being said, unforeseen injury setbacks are inevitable in baseball. Moreover, the New York Yankees possess an aging core group that is highly susceptible to health concerns. Under these circumstances, the bench strength will be put to the test. However, does the Yanks bench have it in them to step up for rescue?

   

Yankees Will Need Its Bench To Rise On The Occasion More Than Ever!

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Jasson Domínguez (#89), Anthony Volpe (#11), Austin Wells (#88), Everson Pereira (#80), and Oswald Peraza (#91) smile for a photo while holding their jerseys prior to tonight’s game vs the Astros. via Twitter NYY

If the 2024 MLB season starts today, the New York Yankees core will look to consist of Aaron Judge, Juan Soto, Alex Verdugo, DJ LeMahieu, Anthony Rizzo, and Gleyber Torres. Out of this, Judge, LeMahieu and Rizzo are highly prone to injuries. Thus, injuries are bound to happen when the Yanks enter the 2024 season in a couple of months. That is when the bench strength comes in for rescue. As of this writing, the team bench strength would consist of Oswald Peraza, Austin Wells, Oswaldo Cabrera, and Trent Grisham. Additionally, Giancarlo Stanton and Alex Verdugo will split time once Jasson Dominguez returns mid-season. Having said that, the success of any team is not solely dependent on its star players.

The contributions from the bench play a crucial role in navigating the challenges of a grueling baseball season. Injuries are an inevitable part of baseball, and having a resilient and talented bench becomes crucial when star players are sidelined. Meanwhile, the Yankees have experienced their fair share of injuries in recent seasons, making the need for a dependable bench even more pressing. A long and demanding season requires strategic workload management, especially for key players. The bench provides the opportunity to rest and rotate regular starters, preventing fatigue and optimizing performance during critical stretches of the season. Thus, to ensure consistency and long-term success in 2024, the Bronx Bombers will need its bench strength to exceed expectations, or else a repeat of the 2023 season is just the writing on the wall.

Brian Cashman Updates On Jasson Dominguez’s Return Timeline!

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Yankees Jasson Dominguez Source: Fox News

Jasson Dominguez is currently recovering from a Tommy John surgery he endured last season. However, the Martian was spotted in the New York Yankees training facility in Tampa. Thus, the fans speculated about his early return. Meanwhile, general manager Brian Cashman recently introduced Marcus Stroman as a Yankee, and during his introductory press conference, he shed light on Dominguez’s return timeline.

Cashman confirmed that Jasson Dominguez’s return is due sometime in the summer. But refused to put a specific date. However, the general manager did emphasize that the Yankees are going to need Martian’s services when he is available. Jasson took the baseball fraternity by storm last season after slamming four homers in a mere eight games. Thus, the Bronx Bombers could use his exceptional skills to increase run production in 2024.

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