Though position players just got here, they've already been put through the wringer.
"Spring Training is tough," complained Brett Gardner. "People don't realize how hard we work. Like yesterday, I played catch. I threw the ball to Curtis (Granderson), then he threw it back, and I'm all 'why would you throw it back? If I wanted it I wouldn't have thrown it to you in the first place.' That continued for a while, so It's safe to say I'm pretty beat up."
Spring Training can leave even the most well conditioned athlete in tears. Hours of light jogging, stretching, catch, more stretching, massages, fielding fly-balls, batting practice, and chewing tobacco can really wear on you.
"Yesterday I had live BP," explained Curtis Granderson. "I mean, I didn't swing at any pitches, and the pitchers were yelling out the pitch and location before throwing, but still, I'm tired. I mean, I had to just stand there for ten whole pitches. That bat gets heavy in the Florida humidity. Sucks up all the moisture."
Granderson is not the only one dealing with fatigue.
"Yesterday I didn't have to throw BP, so I just got a massage from the trainers," explained a sore AJ Burnett. "I'm exhausted."
Some players have been more limited in their activities, however, either due to injuries or, in one case, psychological trauma.
"I'm pretty tired," said a clearly exhausted Robinson Cano. "I spend most of my day trying to make sure no one sees me cry. It's tough. F--k you Cashman!"
It was not immediately clear to everyone why Cano sang that last line.