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Video: Ben Gamel lays out to make an extraordinary catch


CLEARWATER, FL- MARCH 03: Ben Gamel #82 of the New York Yankees loses the ball in the sun in the seventh inning during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at George M. Steinbrenner Field on March 3, 2016 in Clearwater, Florida. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Joel Auerbach

Yankees outfielder Ben Gamel made the play of the day on Thursday afternoon in Grapefruit League action against the Blue Jays. Russell Martin was batting with the bases empty and two outs with a 3-1 count against pitcher Dellin Betances when he sent a fly ball to deep right-center. Gamel sprinted after the ball and made a last ditch effort dive just in front of the warning track and snagged the ball before it touched down.

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Gamel, 23, 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.

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