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Logjam at catcher ahead – The Denver Post

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The Mets may potentially have a logjam at the catching spot in a week or two.

Gary Sanchez got into the Mets’ lineup for the first time Sunday in the first game of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians. The Mets were not going to use Francisco Alvarez for both games of a doubleheader so the former Yankees’ backstop is tasked with catching right-hander Max Scherzer for the first time.

“They’re both good options and they’ve got a chance to contribute,” manager Buck Showalter said Sunday morning at Citi Field. “We knew that Max was going to pitch the first game and Justin (Verlander) the second, we wanted to keep them in order. I don’t want Gary waiting around too long, you don’t want him to get too far away from catching.”

Showalter didn’t go into all of…

Tribune News Service

2023-05-21 13:36:36

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