Gary Sanchez headline to IL along with groin injury

MINNEAPOLIS– After the Yankees outlived the Doubles on Tuesday evening, Gary Sanchez didn’t want to concede a journey to the injured listing would certainly await him on Wednesday because of the left groin problem that compelled him out of the game in the 8th inning.

Those hopes were rushed on Wednesday when the All-Star catcher was positioned on the IL and also catcher Kyle Higashioka was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Sanchez, who has 10 hits in his last 85 at-bats, landed awkwardly on the first-base bag going out a ground ball in the 8th inning of a 14-12 win that was saved by Aaron Hicks’ diving catch in left-center with the bases loaded as well as 2 outs.

This is Sanchez’s 2nd journey to the IL this year after going on the rack two times in 2014 with appropriate groin injuries. He said Tuesday night that the current injury was “nothing like what I had in 2015. The discomfort is entirely various.”.

Sanchez missed 2 weeks in April with a strained left calf bone. He is hitting.229 with 24 homers and also 58 RBIs.

Sanchez’s injury means the Yankees will resort to Austin Romine as the main catcher. In 39 video games, Romine is batting.244. Higashioka has actually shown up in 42 major league games for the Yankees given that 2017, consisting of 4 this year.

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