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Yankees' Gary Sanchez downplays latest defensive gaffe

With a 9-2 win over the Red Sox in the books, the Yankees catcher was far more interested in talking about Luis Severino's outstanding stuff and his hustle on a game-changing infield single in the sixth inning than another personal defensive gaffe.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he thought Sanchez was "working hard" on his defensive issues , but didn't excuse the passed ball just because his catcher hustled on the base paths later in the frame.

Heading into play on Sunday, only Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal had more passed balls (14) than Sanchez (13).

After the victory over the Red Sox, Sanchez--despite missing nearly a full month earlier in the season--is tied for the big league lead in passed balls.

While Sanchez's offense (.276/.344/.527) is incredible from a catcher, defensive gaffes in critical games in late September and October won't go unnoticed.


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