Yankees' Sanchez 'way over' Morrison's past HR Derby comments
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez isn't letting history get in the way of his relationship with potential new teammate Logan Morrison.

Sanchez said Friday he has no issue with the team signing Morrison - a player who openly questioned Sanchez's inclusion in the 2017 Home Run Derby - to a minor-league contract.

"That's a long time ago. We're way over that stuff," Sanchez said through an interpreter, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. "Now, he's a teammate and we're going to treat him as a teammate here. We're going to welcome him into this clubhouse. There's no sense of talking about something that happened so long ago."

Morrison's comments came in the midst of a career 2017 campaign with the Tampa Bay Rays; he was out-homering Sanchez 24 to 13 but was omitted for the latter to compete in the derby.

"Gary shouldn't be here," Morrison said at the time. "Gary's a great player, but he shouldn't be in the Home Run Derby. I remember when I had 14 home runs. That was a month and a half ago."

Morrison later questioned the intelligence of Yankees fans after he was booed in his return to New York as a member of the Minnesota Twins in 2018.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone, meanwhile, is looking for some depth at first base after the club recently lost Greg Bird to a left plantar fascia tear.

"He's a guy that has a proven big-league track record," Boone said. "It's just good for us to get a guy that if we're in a situation, he's capable of doing some damage if he got up here."

Yankees' Sanchez 'way over' Morrison's past HR Derby comments
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