The Minnesota Twins are ready to prove their doubters wrong and win in 2022.
ESPN’s Marly Rivera got a chance to see Gray and his new catcher in action, as Gray prepared to throw a live batting practice with Sanchez behind the plate.
Gary Sánchez and Sonny Gray working together today; throwing live BP. pic.twitter.com/ckoHyzjk5M
— Marly Rivera (@MarlyRiveraESPN) March 23, 2022
This could be a lethal pitcher-catcher duo.
These two do have a ton of experience working together, as they were teammates in New York for parts of two seasons, 2017 and 2018.
So Gray is familiar with how Sanchez does things behind the plate, and Sanchez is prepared to work with Gray again, knowing a little more about his pitching style.
Given their familiarity from their time with the Yankees, these two should hit it off immediately with their new team.
The 32-year-old Gray went 7-9 with a 4.19 ERA with the Reds in 2021.
His career ERA sits at 3.61.
The Twins look ready to make some noise in the AL Central this year.
The additions of Gray and Sanchez should help them compete for one of the three Wild Card spots in the AL.
Minnesota had a down year in 2021, going 73-89 and finishing in last place in the AL Central, but they look poised to right the ship and rebound from their disastrous season a year ago.