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Cole plays catch with wife, who has a cannon

@MannyOnMLB
March 23, 2020

Gerrit Cole, the Yankees' prized offseason acquisition, has to stay loose while waiting for baseball to resume, just like everyone else. So how does the hard-throwing right-hander do it? He's got a partner to play catch with, and it happens to be his partner in life, too. Gerrit's wife, Amy,

Gerrit Cole, the Yankees' prized offseason acquisition, has to stay loose while waiting for baseball to resume, just like everyone else. So how does the hard-throwing right-hander do it? He's got a partner to play catch with, and it happens to be his partner in life, too.

Gerrit's wife, Amy, tossed the baseball around with him Sunday, and in a video filmed by manager Aaron Boone, it was clear Gerrit isn't the only one of them with a great arm.

“I had to do something, so I figured I’d film them,” Boone told the YES Network’s Meredith Marakovits on Monday. The Yankees skipper had paid a visit to his ace right-hander’s new home on Sunday afternoon. “They’re a pretty athletic duo, going at it there on the front lawn.”

Amy has baseball in the blood, after all -- not only is her husband a star in the Major Leagues, but her brother is Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford. Amy also played softball at UCLA, which is where she met her husband. Not surprisingly, she was also a pitcher. In 2010, Amy helped the Bruins win the Women's College World Series.

Kind of makes you want to see Amy take the mound at Yankee Stadium, doesn't it?

Manny Randhawa is a reporter for MLB.com based in Denver. Follow him on Twitter at @MannyOnMLB.