Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Weekly Check In: Gary Sanchez

EDIT: A cracked thumb kind of gets in the way of this idea, doesn't it? Ouch. Brain lapse. My apologies.

The time may be now for Gary Sanchez, El Gary Sanchez as he is known on Twitter, as the New York Yankees placed Dustin Ackley on the 15 day disabled list with a torn labrum in his shoulder. The Yankees are already incredibly thin at the first base position behind Mark Teixeira and that mixture just got thinner with the loss of Ackley. The Yankees have already discussed working Austin Romine out at the position in a MLB game and manager Joe Girardi was quick to remind us that Chase Headley and Brian McCann have worked there as well in seasons past but what about Sanchez?

Not necessarily Sanchez for first base but if you have a catcher behind the plate and your backup catcher at first base aren’t you taking a pretty big risk not having a third catcher? Especially when said catcher is only at first base because there isn’t any other suitable replacements at first base? Wouldn’t it make sense, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, to have a third catcher who can hit right-handed and also DH on the roster than a Robert Refsnyder?

I think so and if the Yankees think so then Refsnyder will go down and Sanchez will be up. Stay tuned. 


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