3 Winners & 3 Losers from Yankees Spring Training

As Spring Training ends some players took advantage of their opportunities while others squandered theirs.

Mar 11, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA;  New York Yankees right fielder Alex Verdugo (24) is
Mar 11, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Yankees right fielder Alex Verdugo (24) is / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports
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Winner: Luis Gil

Feb 15, 2024; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Gil (81) throws a live bathing
Feb 15, 2024; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Gil (81) throws a live bathing / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

The injury to Gerrit Cole opened the door late in camp for a starting pitcher to make the big league club as the fifth starter in the rotation. The competition was seemingly between prospects Clayton Beeter, Will Warren, and Chase Hampton as well as with veterans Luke Weaver and Luis Gil.

The 25-year-old Gil looked impressive in his return from Tommy John surgery with a 2.31 ERA across 11.2 innings pitched this Spring. The performance landed Luis Gil a regular spot in the rotation where he's performed in the past with a 3.78 ERA across seven big league starts. If Gil can regain his form from his initial debut then the Yankees rotation may be able to stay afloat until Gerrit Cole returns.

Loser: Luke Weaver

Mar 20, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luke Weaver (30) throws a pitch
Mar 20, 2024; Tampa, Florida, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luke Weaver (30) throws a pitch / Kim Klement Neitzel-USA TODAY Sports

The favorite to serve as the team's fifth starter if there was an injury heading into camp was veteran Luke Weaver. The spring, however, wasn't great for Weaver with a 6.75 ERA across 5.1 innings pitched. The veteran starter will now be moved into the bullpen as a long reliever while the team faces depth issues. Weaver could have cemented himself as an important piece for the team this Spring however poor performances have made his future in the Bronx questionable. Early on Weaver will have to prove his worth out of the bullpen to avoid being designated for assignment.