Aaron Boone keeps saying “it’s early.” But it’s apparently not early for Gary Sanchez. The Yankees catcher has been benched even though he has far from the worst numbers on the team.
Boone said Sanchez would be the starting catcher and catch Gerrit Cole, he is now benched and has caught Cole one. Boone said Clint Frazier would be the everyday left fielder and then benched him after seven games. Boone said Aaron Hicks would be benched for two games for “mechanical adjustments” and his benching lasted seven innings. Meanwhile, Rougned Odor continues to be forced into the lineup, sometimes batting cleanup, and Boone’s moves a three-time Gold Glove-winning second baseman off his position to accomdate Odor, who the Rangers are paying $27 million to not play for them.
If you’re not one of Boone’s favorites, you will become a scapegoat of his.
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