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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Boone: Higgy has ‘earned more playing time’

Gary Sánchez appears to have lost his grasp on the starting catcher job, as Yankees manager Aaron Boone stated on Tuesday that backup Kyle Higashioka will receive more opportunities behind the plate in the near term.

The 31-year-old Higashioka got the nod at catcher on Tuesday at Camden Yards, having played well on both sides of the ball this season. Sánchez’s 2020 offensive woes have carried over into the new year, seeing the 28-year-old go 10-for-55 (.182) with two homers and four RBIs in 17 games.

“He’s just earned more playing time—simple as that,” Boone said of Higashioka. “He’s done a great job. His improvements over the last couple of years on both sides of the ball have been strong. I think the way he’s played here at the onset of the season have earned him some more opportunities.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 27, 2021 at 09:16 PM | 8 comment(s)
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