Gary Sanchez found himself on the wrong end of a low blow. Rays first baseman Logan Morrison, who is tied for second in the majors with 24 home runs, doesn’t think the Yankees backstop is deserving of a spot at next week’s Home Run Derby.
“Gary shouldn’t be there,’’ Morrison told the Tampa Bay Times. “Gary’s a great player, but he shouldn’t be in the Home Run Derby.’’
Sanchez does have an underwhelming 13 homers this year, but he spent a month on the disabled list.
“I remember when I had 14 home runs,’’ Morrison said. “That was a month and a half ago.’’
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Morrison, however, wasn’t advocating that he should take Sanchez’s spot.
“It’s not even about that,” he said. “(Royals third baseman Mike) Moustakas should be there.
“I’m not disappointed. It’s par for the course. I play for the Rays. I get it. They can’t even get my picture right. When they put my name up there, they put Corey (Dickerson’s) picture up there … on MLB Network.’’
But in the end, would Morrison, who is among those competing in the AL’s Final Vote to earn the last All-Star spot, have appreciated a shot at showcasing his power swing?
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“Probably if they would have asked me I would have done it,’’ he said.
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