Yankees’ Cashman Stresses Commitment to Anthony Volpe
Brian Cashman says the Yankees are sticking with short stop Anthony Volpe, despite the Jersey native’s apparent struggles at the plate.
Entering Tuesday’s action against the Seattle Mariners, Volpe is hitting .189 with a .264 on base percentage in 72 games.
Despite that Volpe is fourth on the team in home runs with nine; is third on the team in RBI with 27, and leads the team in steals with 15.
Yet there are the typical fans who are clamoring on social media circles about Volpe’s struggles.
"We're not shying away from Anthony Volpe. We believe in him. We're invested in him and we know that there's a payoff there for us as long as we walk that tightrope with him."— Yankees Videos (@snyyankees) June 20, 2023
- Brian Cashman pic.twitter.com/Objg3W3OXW
The Yankees are struggling offensively as a unit with Aaron Judge on the shelf with a toe injury. There is no discernible time table for Judge’s return.
As for Volpe, he discussed with reporters last week during the Subway Series that he and current Somerset Patriots catcher Austin Wells found a hitch in Volpe’s swing while looking at game film on a night off for both squads.
Volpe made some adjustments and had a couple of big hits against the Mets last week.
A native of Watchung, New Jersey, who played high school ball at Delbarton, Volpe starred last season with the Double-A Somerset Patriots hitting .251 with 18 homers and 60 RBI.