Bronze and Blue: The Yankees Prepare for Their 2024 Season Opener Against the Astros Amid Injuries and Roster Changes

Yankees unveil 26-man roster for 2024 MLB Opening Day

As the wait for the start of the 2024 season comes to an end, the Yankees are finally ready to take the field against their Opening Day opponents, the Houston Astros. With some key injuries affecting players like Gerrit Cole, DJ LeMahieu, and Oswald Peraza, there have been some changes to the projected roster. However, manager Aaron Boone remains confident in his team’s ability to perform well in spring training and a late addition to strengthen bench depth.

Now let’s take a closer look at the complete Yankees Opening Day roster for the 2024 season:

The starting lineup will remain mostly unchanged except for LeMahieu who is out due to a foot injury. Berti was acquired from the Miami Marlins and will be filling in at third base during LeMahieu’s absence.

On the bench, initially, the Yankees considered carrying three catchers but traded Ben Rortvedt to Tampa Bay Rays. Now Wells will be the backup catcher behind Trevino. Cabrera will provide backup support for Rizzo at first base and can also play in the outfield if needed.

In terms of rotation with Gerrit Cole out of action, Gil has earned himself a spot as fifth starter. His performance throughout this season will determine whether he stays in that role once Cole returns. Cortes has been tasked with taking on opening day starter duties alongside Rodon as they both look forward to having strong seasons ahead.

Finally, Weaver is set to start off in relief after being moved from his starting role due to Gil’s presence in it as a result of Cole’s injury. The bullpen plays a vital role in supporting our starting pitchers throughout this season.

Overall, despite injuries and changes made to their roster, Boone remains optimistic about his team’s chances of success come 2024 baseball season opener against Houston Astros.

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