NY Yankees Opening Day Roster 2023: Predicting Bronx Bombers' batting lineup against San Francisco Giants

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NY Yankees Opening Day Roster 2023

The NY Yankees Opening Day roster has been announced. Just a few days ahead of the regular season's beginning, the Bronx Bombers have set who they'll go to battle with. Among the stars is top prospect Anthony Volpe, who made the roster after a heated shortstop battle with Oswald Peraza and Isiah Kiner-Falefa.

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Familiar faces will make the roster this year. There weren't many battles going on, but Volpe makes it over Peraza and Jasson Dominguez will be in the minors to begin the year as well.


NY Yankees Opening Day Roster 2023: What could their lineup be?

After setting the roster ahead of Opening Day, the Yankees are probably going to roll out a Game 1 lineup of this behind Gerritt Cole:

  1. DJ LeMahieu, DH
  2. Aaron Judge, CF
  3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  4. Giancarlo Stanton, RF
  5. Josh Donaldson, 3B
  6. Gleyber Torres, 2B
  7. Oswaldo Cabrera, LF
  8. Jose Trevino, C
  9. Anthony Volpe, SS

Harrison Bader is not expected to be ready to join the Bronx Bombers just yet with an oblique strain. With LeMahieu also recovering from injury, some time as DH is likely in order.

NY Yankees Opening Day Roster 2023: Harrison Bader isn't ready yet
NY Yankees Opening Day Roster 2023: Harrison Bader isn't ready yet

As a result, Torres will take second base and Volpe will man shortstop with Donaldson at third. In the outfield, Judge, Stanton and Cabrera will likely be the first three out there.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone has stated that Volpe, despite a blistering spring, will bat ninth in all likelihood. He is still a rookie after all and this will be his debut.

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Edited by Zachary Roberts