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New York Yankees news: Michael King gears up for the big 2022

New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: Michael King is set to play a major role in Team 2022 after last season’s breakout, keen eyes might notice he has an upgraded weapon in his repertoire. With guidance from former teammate Corey Kluber, he added more sweeping and side-breaking to the field, deepening his deals and making him a more dangerous piece in the Yankee bullpen.

Illustrated Sports | Max Bonman: Speaking of King, April’s 28-man roster is starting to fill up, with Aaron Boone indicating the right-hander will indeed break camp with the team. Albert Abreu, out of minor league options, will also be part of the squad as the squad loads up on backup weapons to hopefully mitigate any risk of injury from the compressed spring schedule.

FanGraphs | Jay Jaffe and David Laurila: FanGraphs yesterday completed its annual positional power rankings with DH and right field, both linked here. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to Yankees fans to see New York project to have top-five performances in both positions, with Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton likely to be the team’s top two players. . There are question marks on this list, but as long as these two are healthy, we all know they’re going to crash.

The Yankees also made another series of spring cuts, and you can find our coverage here.