Yankees: Gary Sanchez Works With Catching Legend (Photo)

It’s no secret Gary Sanchez’s 2018 campaign was a disappointment all around, but that’s not to say he won’t turn it around for the 2019 season. The 2017 AL All-Star is getting off to the right start to his offseason as he uploaded a photo of him alongside Hall of Fame catcher Pudge Rodriguez Wednesday morning.

Pudge was inducted into Cooperstown in 2017 as a first-ballot inductee after a career that totaled 311 home runs and over 1,300 RBI. The guidance of the Hall of Fame backstop could be exactly what the 25-year-old Gary Sanchez needs to set his game straight.

Sanchez struggled massively across an injury-riddled 86 game season. Over 374 plate appearances, he slashed a dreadful .186/.291/.406 while posting a wRC+ of just 89. Keep in mind, this came just one year removed from an impressive sophomore season where he posted a 129 wRC+ with 33 homers and 90 RBI. And just two years ago he took the league by storm with 20 home runs in just 53 games as a rookie.

If Sanchez happens to right the ship in 2019, that tweeted photo will certainly be looked back upon as a crucial factor in the rebound of his career.


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