Giants star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made a Bronx landing Friday, taking his hacks during batting practice before the series opener between the Yankees and Red Sox.
Beckham, batting right-handed, registered one home run to left field during several rounds of BP, and the blast elicited plenty of cheers to the early fan arrivals.
But most of the Big Blue receiver’s swings produced line drives, pop-ups and foul balls. Beckham chatted with Giancarlo Stanton and Aaron Judge between rounds, and later took a glove out to center field to shag flies.
“I knew he was going to at least get one out. That’s all he needed was one, and it was a good day,” Stanton said. “But he’s a big-time athlete, you can see it right away.”
Beckham sported a backwards Yankee cap, dark jersey and pinstriped pants.
"It was fun. He's got a good swing,” Judge said. “The first couple of rounds he kind of warmed up and then he clipped one."
Asked if he was surprised Beckham got one out of the park, Judge added, "Not at all. I saw when he took BP in Anaheim, he got a couple out. So I knew he'd get one or two out. But it was cool hanging out and having a chance to pick his brain."