Tony Sanchez is getting more playing time with Russell Martin out.
A.J. Burnett pitched a good inning to start today's game, including picking off a runner at first. After the frame he was greeted in the dugout by his catcher, Tony Sanchez.
"Good job, good job," Sanchez said to Burnett in the dugout. "Can you do me one favor please?"
"No, what?" Burnett responded. "It was a good first inning, what do you want?"
"Could you get out of the way a little bit when I'm throwing?" Sanchez asked.
Burnett doesn't move off the mound after his last warm-up pitch. Sanchez had never caught Burnett in a game, so the young catcher didn't know that. When Sanchez threw down to second in the first inning, the ball came a foot from Burnett's head.
"I just don't ever think about it," Burnett ...
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