BALTIMORE — Jose Trevino arrived from Rangers late in spring training, known for his elite framing behind the plate.
But the Yankees’ catcher-bat also made some noise early in the season.
In his third start of the year on Saturday night, Trevino scored two more and scored a run en route to a 5-2 win over the Orioles at Camden Yards.
Trevino went from 2-4 with a double and improved to 5-10 in the season, capitalizing on his playing time and perhaps pleading for more of the same. The other half of the Yankees’ defensive catching tandem, Kyle Higashioka, showed some strength in spring practice but only started the season 2:21.
“I just do whatever I have to do, whether it’s landing a hit, running the bases, having good bats,” Trevino said. “Whatever I have to do, I will do.”
After smoking a single on his first at-bat Saturday, Trevino later put down a double to left field in the sixth inning. He eventually came home to score in third, made a good jump on a wild field and dove headfirst to put the Yankees 5-2 ahead.
“That was a huge third run,” said manager Aaron Boone. “Not everyone does that at a ball that’s not that far away. He was everywhere. This is a really good game to make us big [three]- Run pillow there.”
After Trevino pulled off a 2-on-3-2 RBI performance in Thursday’s win over the Blue Jays, Boone said Friday that Trevino “is going to get a lot of looks there.” Whatever the lack of playing time, Boone likes the all-round package Trevino has brought with him since joining from Rangers.
“He was great,” Boone said. “He’s a real catcher, he’s been swinging the racquet well on his starts so far, he’s running the bases really well. … So he did a little bit of everything. He was great in the room. Excited about what he has brought so far.”
Trevino took the blame for the two-run homer Jameson Taillon allowed in the third inning on a 3-0 pitch to Cedric Mullins and said he should have been clearer about where he wanted the pitch.
But otherwise it was a strong night for Trevino, who also showed his quick reflexes. He was leading from third base into foul territory in the top of the third inning when Giancarlo Stanton drilled a ball right at him. Trevino hit the deck immediately, making sure he and Stanton could laugh about it instead of delving into something more serious.
“That was pretty quick, wasn’t it?” said Trevin. “I didn’t realize it almost hit me until it was past me. But yes, it was close.”
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