Sanchez is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Sanchez will take a seat for the second half of Wednesday's twin bill after catching all nine innings and going 2-for-3 with a walk and a homer in Game 1. Austin Romine is starting behind the dish in his place.
Sanchez (head) is starting at catcher and hitting third Monday against the Orioles. Sanchez missed Sunday's game due to a head injury, but he's been cleared to rejoin the lineup for Monday's series opener after passing all concussion tests. The 26-year-old backstop, who is hitting .231/.322/.538 with five homers and 10 RBI over his last 15 games, will face righty David Hess in his first game back.
Sanchez (head) is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rays, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Though he wasn't forced to exit Saturday's contest, Sanchez was apparently struck in the head at one point in the contest when one of the Rays' batters hit him while following through on a swing. Fortunately, Sanchez passed all follow-up concussion tests afterward, implying that his absence Sunday may be for maintenance purposes more than anything else. Unless the Yankees provide word prior to Monday's series opener with the Orioles that Sanchez is dealing with a legitimate head injury, expect him to re-enter the lineup at catcher that day.
Sanchez underwent concussion tests after Saturday's loss to the Rays but indicated he feels fine, James Wagner of The New York Times reports. Sanchez caught a backswing to the head at some point during the contest but still caught all eight innings defensively. The team will see how the 26-year-old feels Sunday morning and update his status from there.
Sanchez is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Mariners. Sanchez will retreat to the bench for what appears to be a routine day off following a string of nine consecutive starts during which he hit .273/.351/.758 with five homers and 10 RBI. Austin Romine is starting behind the dish and hitting eighth in this one.
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