Sunday, March 7, 2021 5:03 PM EST
By The Associated Press, AP
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Gary Sánchez has impressed the New York Yankees early on at spring training as the catcher strives to rebound from a miserable 2020 season. Sánchez hit an opposite-field single to right in the second inning off Zack Wheeler and scored on Brett Gardner’s grand slam as the Yankees beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0. The slugger, who also walked, has three hits in nine at-bats overall after hitting just .147 and striking out 64 times in 156 at-bats during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.