Yankees’ Robinson Chirinos could complicate catchers scenario

Jerit Cole performed his first live batting practice of the spring on Monday and he had Gary Sanchez behind the plate.

One of Vasant’s story – and beyond – after Cole’s Yankees had so much success with Keeka for Keech Higashoka, which Sanchez got.

Perhaps complicating matters is the arrival of Robinson Cherino, who is in camp on a league deal. He caught Cole’s debut at Houston’s 16 in 2019 and Cole noted his relationship with Cherino last week.

“In 2019, we were able to stay on the same page,” Chirino said. “Gerrit is a tough guy to catch. He likes to talk. It was a challenge. “

In those 16 starts two years ago, Cole had a 2.46 ERA. He also worked with Martin Maldonado and in those 10 outings, it was 1.57 ERA.

Cole, in his first season with the Yankees, clashed several times with Sanchez in the game. Over eight starts, Cole had a 3.91 ERA, which led to the end of the year, as Higashioka took over as Cole’s personal catch. In those seven – including the postseason – Cole finished with a 1.79 ERA.

Gary Sanchez (right) and Robinson Chirino.
Gary Sanchez (right) and Robinson Chirino.
Charles Weinzberg / New York Post

While the Yankees seem set with Sanchez and Higashoka, Chirino said he is not thinking about starting the season in the minors.

“That’s not where my mind is right now,” Chirino said. “I know those people are really good and have been here a long time. I came this spring i’m healthy show me [the Yankees] Decide and decide. “

Chirino is also pushing for Sanchez to bounce back.

“He’s working hard,” Chiarino said. He said, “That’s what you ask as a teammate.” Hopefully he turns around and leaves the bad years in the past. He is a big key for this team. “

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