Sanchez (calf) is not a part of Wednesday's starting lineup against the Rangers, Mike Mazzeo of the New York Daily News reports. Sanchez exited Tuesday's matchup with calf cramps in the sixth inning, but the Yankees don't believe it's a serious issue. The 25-year-old backstop should be good to go for the weekend series against the Angels following a scheduled off day Thursday -- he'll be available off the bench Wednesday if need be. Austin Romine will draw the start behind the dish and bat eighth during Wednesday's series finale.
Sanchez exited Tuesday's game against the Rangers with calf cramps, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Sanchez drew a walk in the top of the sixth inning and was replaced by Austin Romine behind the plate in the bottom half of the inning. The 25-year-old could be given the day off Wednesday with a scheduled off day to follow Thursday, although manager Aaron Boone said the team believes it to be a minor issue.
Sanchez is not in the lineup Sunday against the Royals. Sanchez will be given a well-earned day off following his four-hit, two-homer explosion in Saturday's contest against the Royals. Austin Romine will take over behind the plate and bat seventh in his stead. Sanchez should be back in the starting lineup Monday when the Yankees travel to take on the Rangers.
Sanchez went 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double, three RBI, and two runs scored Saturday against the Royals. This performance was Sanchez's third multi-homer effort of the season and brought his home-run total to 12. The four-hit effort brought his average up to .225 -- his highest mark of the season -- and it could continue to rise if his .215 BABIP improves. A bump in average would boost his value even more, as he is already providing exceptional counting stats -- especially as a catcher.
Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored Saturday against Oakland. The home run was a solo shot in the second inning off Andrew Triggs. Sanchez still has a low batting average this season, but his .209/.304/.504 overall line is perfectly respectable, especially for a catcher.