Yankees’ Anthony Volpe records first MLB hit against Giants
Cross one more “first” off the list for Anthony Volpe.
The young Yankees shortstop recorded the first hit of his career in his second game and fourth major league appearance Saturday afternoon in the Bronx.
Volpe, who faced Giants righty Alex Cobb in the second inning, went 2-0 down before lacing a 2-1 shifter through the left touchline just outside of shortstop Brandon Crawford’s reach.
Volpe received loud cheers and chants of “Vol-pe!” upon reaching first base.
But he wasn’t there long.
The speedy 21-year-old initiated a pickoff attempt from Cobb, then made a huge leap and stole second base – his second steal in as many big league games – without a throw from Giants catcher Roberto Perez.
The 21-year-old Volpe, who improved to 1-3 in his young career with a walk and two steals, was stranded in second place.
He made his opening-day MLB debut after winning a shortstop contest over Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Oswald Peraza in spring training.
Volpe was the first rookie and youngest player to start in the Yankees opening day lineup since Aaron Judge in 2017 and Derek Jeter in 1996.
He wasn’t even on the 40-man list last year and has logged just 22 games at Triple-A.
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