Sanchez underwent successful left shoulder surgery Thursday. The surgery was performed by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad and went as expected. Seeing as the procedure typically carries a three-month recovery timeline, Sanchez should be fully healed by the time spring training rolls around. The backstop will look to bounce back in 2019 after he struggled to a .186/.291/.406 line across 89 games during an injury-plagued 2018 campaign.
Sanchez will undergo left shoulder surgery this offseason and is expected to be ready by Opening Day, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. The issue has apparently been bothering Sanchez since 2017, and it was recently decided that the backstop would benefit from a debridement. The procedure typically carries a three-month timeline, giving Sanchez plenty of time to get back to full speed before the start of the 2019 campaign. A healthy Sanchez will look to bounce back after struggling through an injury-riddled 2018 season that saw him hit just .186/.291/.406 with 18 homers across 89 games.
Sanchez is out of the lineup versus the Red Sox on Saturday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Sanchez will get the afternoon off after going 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double during Friday's victory. Austin Romine will catch Domingo German and bat eighth in his absence.
Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk and four RBI in the Yankees' 9-2 win over the Rays on Tuesday. Sanchez drove in three on his 17th big fly of the season, punctuating the Yankees' seven-run outburst in the third inning. It was just the second extra-base hit in 12 games for Sanchez, who has hurt fantasy owners further with a .150 average over that stretch. Despite his struggles since returning from the disabled list earlier this month, Sanchez's stable playing time and power upside are enough to make him a usable option in fantasy lineups the rest of the way, especially given the lack of appealing alternatives at catcher.
Sanchez is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Orioles, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Sanchez finds himself on the bench after being in the starting lineup for the last 10 games, going 6-for-32 with eight walks in 41 plate appearances. Austin Romine returns from a stiff neck to start behind the plate and bat eighth for the Yankees.