September 30, 2022
Twins' Gary Sánchez Reveals Hardest Part of Being Traded By Yankees

That doesn’t mean the former Yankees catcher didn’t face challenges this spring, suiting up for a new organization for the first time in his professional baseball career.

Ahead of Tuesday’s Yankees-Twins game at Target Field in Minnesota, Sánchez’s first opportunity to face his former team, the backstop was asked about the deal that sent him from New York to Minnesota on March 13 and what the hardest part of the trade was.

“I think the most difficult thing was adjusting to new faces and at the same time, leaving old friends behind, starting a new chapter in my career,” Sánchez said through Minnesota’s interpreter. 

Sánchez’s tenure in New York had plenty of ups and downs. What started with historic offensive production ended with persisting woes on defense, along with a steep regression in the batter’s box (and plenty of criticism off the field).

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