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.
Sanchez went 3-for-5 with a solo home run and a double Monday in the Yankees' 7-2 win over the Twins. It was Sanchez's best performance at the dish since he was reinstated from the disabled list Sept. 1, as the backstop had managed just three hits in 25 at-bats over seven games on the month heading into Monday. Despite enduring multiple setbacks on the health front this season and batting just .189 across 313 plate appearances, Sanchez still makes for a viable No. 1 catcher for most fantasy squads, a reflection of the lack of high-end offensive talent at the position league wide.
Sanchez is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Mariners, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Sanchez will head to the bench after starting the previous six games since coming off the disabled list last Saturday, and going 3-for-22 with a home run in 25 plate appearances over that span. Austin Romine will start behind the plate and bat eighth for the Yankees.
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