TAMPA – Luke Voit gave a brief scare in the top of the third of the Yankees’ 6-1 win over the Phillies at BayCare Ballpark in Clearwater, Florida. After being scratched Tuesday due to a sore right knee, the designated hitter tried to advance to third on Clint Frazier’s fly ball to left field, but Andrew McCutchen took him out. He appeared to exit the field cautiously, but stayed in the game and looked good running without a ground ball later in the game.
“It feels great,” Aaron Boone said. “It is not a very smart label from the second. I really just wanted to try it and felt it felt good and said it felt good. [afterwards]. Hopefully we have a better decision in the regular season. “
Voit will not play the Tigers on Friday on a planned day off.
While Giancarlo Stanton looks good at the plate, Boone said there were no plans yet to test him in the outfield, though he didn’t rule out the possibility.
“I have nothing on the calendar,” said the manager. “We want you to find your workload and routine on the plate.”
Jay Bruce has now started games at first base, left field, and right field and has impressed Boone everywhere.
“At this point, we are seeing everything we could have hoped for,” Boone said. “From the offensive side, but [also] with defensive versatility and what we believe is the ability to play first ”.