Spring training is a time for proven veterans and untested rookies to begin fine-tuning their baseball skills for a new season. If you're only as good as your last start, Yankees outfielder Ben Gamel is feeling pretty good even though the Yankees lost to the Blue Jays on Thursday.
In the fourth inning of a game between the Yankees and the Blue Jays at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Gamel helped Yankees pitcher Dellin Betances have an unscathed inning with a great catch in the right-centre gap, robbing Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin of extra bases.
The Blue Jays went on to win the game 11-4. Both Gamel and Martin were 1-for-3 in the game.
A week ago as Gamel patrolled right field in a game against the Philadelphia Phillies, the 23-year-old lost a ball in the sun that fell in for a hit.
Gamel is on the Yankees' 40-man roster after hitting .300/.358/.472 with 10 home runs and 64 RBI in 551 plate appearances with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last season.