Odell Beckham Jr. prides himself on being a home run threat for the New York Giants.
The mercurial wide receiver showed his talents are not limited to wide receiver, though proving he can be a deep threat in another sport on Friday night.
Beckham stopped by Yankee Stadium on Friday night to take batting practice prior to the game between the New York Yankees and bitter rival Boston.
The three-time Pro Bowler, batting right-handed, did not look out of place in the Bronx Bombers’ lineup, cranking a shot into the left-field seats.
It was the second time Beckham hit a homer during batting practice this field. He also cleared the fences at Angel Stadium in May.
Now that he flexed his baseball muscles, the biggest question for Beckham — and his current employer — is whether he will be in attendance when the Giants opening training camp next month.
Beckham, who wants a new contract that will make him the highest-paid wideout in the game, told SNY earlier this month there will be “no holdout.”
However, a source close to Beckham’s camp told the website that staying away from camp remains an option if contract negotiations between the sides lag.
Beckham is recovering from a surgically repaired ankle, an injury that limited him to four games last season. The one snag for the Giants, according to the report, is that team officials want to see Beckham healthy and on the field.
A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Beckham’s impact was noticeable following his season-ending injury. Without their best offensive player, the Giants slumped to a 3-13 record last season while New York’s offense ranked 31st in the league in scoring at 15.4 points per game.
Beckham has 313 catches for 4,424 yards with 38 touchdowns in four seasons with the Giants. He was named the 2014 Offensive Rookie of the Year.