Former New York Yankees' catcher Gary Sanchez recently agreed to a minor league contract with the San Francisco Giants. Aaron Judge, who was linked to San Francisco during the offseason but ultimately re-signed with New York, believes Sanchez can help the Giants, per Susan Slusser.
“Aaron Judge tells me he’s very excited Gary Sánchez has signed with the Giants, thinks he can bring the team a lot between his bat and his strong arm behind the plate. His parents are already talking about going to see Sánchez at Triple-A Sacramento when Sánchez is there,” Slusser wrote on Twitter.
Judge led the Yankees to a win over the Giants on Opening Day. He's fresh off a 62-home run 2022 campaign and is arguably the best player in baseball right now. San Francisco obviously would have loved to sign Aaron Judge, who's originally from California. In the end, Judge returned to the team he's spent his entire MLB career with. However, signing Gary Sanchez could benefit the Giants in the long run.
Sanchez features an immense amount of power from the catcher position. He doesn't hit for average and has been inconsistent over the past few years, but the Giants have been looking for answers at catcher ever since Buster Posey retired. San Francisco was hopeful that former highly-regarded catching prospect Joey Bart would find success, but he's still looking to find his footing.
Perhaps Gary Sanchez will impress in the minor leagues and earn a big league call-up soon. For now, the Giants will focus on trying to defeat Aaron Judge and the Yankees on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.