Although the word health right now makes us think about the issue of coronavirus, for players it is also a reference in their physical condition… and it is that this forced pause is helping them directly to be without injuries, without ailments, without physical problems.
“We went a long time without playing baseball, so your body obviously feels rested, healthy, ready to play”Declared Sánchez
The New York Yankees catcher values that having been without playing allows you to be physically in a very different condition than last year, since at this point he had already gone through the disabled list after suffering a pull in the left groin.
“I can tell you that every time you see my name on the lineup, I will be ready to play. Eventually, they will make a decision and see how many games I should play behind the plate, but if my name is on the lineup, I will be ready to play, “he continued.
Sánchez has worked in his native Dominican Republic since March and, supported by his coach Tanner Swanson, exhibited a lower posture behind the plate with the intention of “stealing” the low strikes.
“I had an army of people practicing with me,” Sánchez said. “We kept in touch almost daily. I videotaped my sessions and sent them to [Swanson], and he would take a look at them, comment on it and It indicated the adjustments to make. That was the plan, continue working on all the details ”.