Didi Gregorius is now a member of the Philadelphia Phillies and had his first crack at his former team on Monday.
He had a tough go, going 0-for-3 at the plate and notching an error in the field in a 3-1 spring training win for the Phillies.
Now getting comfortable with his new team, the former Yankee reflected on his new team. He had positives to say, but not much different about his departure.
"I mean, there's nothing else that I can do," Gregorius told reporters. "They showed it loud and clear what it was and it's time to move on and put on the red and play."
Gregorius said that he was appreciative of the opportunity the Yankees gave him, but clearly he's moving on.
Previously, Gregorius pointed to Yankees pitcher Gerrit Cole as one of the reasons why he's in Philly now as well.
"[Yankees general manager Brian] Cashman made it loud and clear that Cole was their priority," Gregorius said at his introductory press conference with the Phillies, which also included former Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler.
Gregorius' final season with the Yanks included him being part of their ever-growing injury list via Tommy John surgery. He was held to just 82 games played and hit a .238 average with 16 homers and 61 RBI. Between the IL and Cole, the answer for the 30-year-old's end in the Bronx is probably located somewhere in the middle of those two factors.
Regardless, Yankee fans will look back on his time with the club as a positive one, from his strong play throughout his overall career in pinstripes to his fun attitude on social media off the field.