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MLB: Yankees' Sanchez responds to criticism from Rays' Morrison over Home Run Derby invite

MLB: Yankees' Sanchez responds to criticism from Rays' Morrison over Home Run Derby invite

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez says criticism by Tampa Bay's Logan Morrison for his Home Run Derby invitation is misplaced.

Morrison told the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday that Sanchez is a great player, but he shouldn't be in the derby.

Sanchez, who missed 21 games between April 8 and May 5 because of a strained right biceps, is hitting .294 with 13 homers and 40 RBIs in 53 games. Morrison is tied for third in the major leagues with 24 homers. He is batting .256 with 57 RBIs.

“That's something that I have no control of,” Sanchez said Wednesday through a translator. “They gave me a call, basically gave me an invitation, invited me to participate, and I told...

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