Gary Sanchez is still the Yankees starting catcher, says Brian Cashman

Even after a brutal 2020 season, in which he was benched for the majority of the playoffs, Gary Sanchez will go into spring training the “heir apparent” as the Yankees’ starting catcher, Brian Cashman said Wednesday. “I think Aaron Boone had to make a decision based on how Gary was playing and what he was representing at the time, which wasn’t what we believe to be the true version of Gary Sanchez,” the Yankees GM said. “And if that is the true version, I don’t think we would have tendered him a contract. We believe that the sample size of the 2020 season would be hard pressed to judge really …

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