After all that debate, Bruce retired from his day job after just 10 games and Tauchman has been nowhere to be found. It wasn’t too long ago when there was a seemingly intense “battle” between Jay Bruce and Mike Tauchman for the final spot on the Yankees’ bench.
With the Yankees off to their worst start since 1997, Brian Cashman spent Monday’s off day fielding questions about his team’s struggles. The general manager spent nearly 45 minutes addressing New York’s shortcomings while also stressing patience and steadfast faith in the personnel he assembled.
The New York Yankees have recalled first baseman Mike Ford from their alternate site, the team announced on Tuesday morning. With Luke Voit (partially torn meniscus) on the shelf until mid-May, the Yankees were forced to start Jay Bruce at first base to begin the regular season.
The New York Yankees have started the 2021 season with five wins and 10 losses, including five consecutive defeats over the past few days. They were most recently swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, scoring a total of seven runs during those three games.
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke to the media on Monday, addressing the team’s 5-10 record, the worst in the American League. While Cashman expressed his disappointment in the club’s performance through the first 15 games, he did have some good news to offer regarding injuries to three of the club’s key contributors.
Domingo German is attempting to make amends after missing the entire pandemic-shortened 2020 season serving a suspension following a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend that occurred in 2019.
Now a veteran of a handful of seasons and a player approaching his 29th birthday that will arrive in April, Aaron Judge told reporters on Tuesday he must put in the necessary work to avoid injury setbacks.