Andrew Velazquez

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Bronx native Andrew Velazquez shines in Yankees’ spring win

Observations from the Yankees’ spring training game Thursday. Aaron Hicks hit a leadoff homer, sending one out to the opposite field and then added a double for his first extra-base hits of the spring, helping the Yankees to a 6-1 win over the Phillies at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater. Loaisiga...
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Bronx product Andrew Velazquez: I’ll ‘bust my ass’ to make Yankees’ roster

Andrew Velazquez grew up in the Morris Park section of The Bronx, and after he finished each minor league season in his career, he made a point of making one trip. “I always made sure I got to Yankee Stadium for a game,” Velazquez said. “I was a fan since I was a baby and I also used it as motivation. I never really envisioned having the opportunity to play for the Yankees at a young age, but this is part of my journey now.”

NYY news: Yanks sign Bronx native Andrew Velazquez | Bryan Hoch: While nothing noteworthy has happened between the Yankees and DJ LeMahieu this offseason, Brian Cashman has reiterated the Yankees’ strong interest in retaining the infielder (as Aaron Boone did yesterday). “I promise you that we’re working on it,” Cashman said. “He’s a priority; he’s this winter’s priority. The overall priority is to make sure that we somehow find a way to field a team that can push through and ultimately represent the American League in a World Series and find a way to win it.”

Yankees sign IF Andrew Velazquez to minors deal

The Yankees have signed infielder Andrew Velazquez to a minor league deal, MLB Network’s Jon Heyman reports. Velazquez chose to become a free agent after the Orioles outrighted him off their 40-man roster at season’s end. Claimed off waivers from the Indians back in February, Velazquez ended up playing in...

Yankees' Andrew Velazquez: Joins Yankees on minor-league pact

Velazquez signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. Velazquez was let go by the Orioles in late October after appearing in 40 games with the club in 2020. The shortstop has struggled in the majors over the past few seasons, but he should get the chance to develop in the minors with the Yankees. Given his past experience, the 26-year-old could certainly receive an invitation to major-league spring training in 2021.