Sanchez is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Astros, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. He'll just be getting a routine rest day while Austin Romine checks in behind the dish. Though Sanchez has frequently served as a designated hitter on days that he's not catching, his opportunities to stick in the lineup as a DH should dwindle after the acquisition of Edwin Encarnacion last weekend.
Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run Friday against the Astros. Sanchez smacked a ball well over the Astros' bullpen in the bottom of the third inning, giving his team an early 2-0 lead. The 26-year-old backstop is now tied for American League lead in home runs with 23 over 56 games this season, as he continues to put on a display of power at the dish.
Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, four RBI and two runs scored overall in Wednesday's 12-1 win over the Rays. Sanchez hit a three-run homer in the first inning to help chase Rays starter Blake Snell, and he also added an RBI double in the seventh. The 26-year-old is slashing .266/.336/.532 with 21 home runs in 54 games this season.
Sanchez is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. Sanchez will receive a routine breather after starting the past six games, with five of those assignments coming at catcher. He'll give way to Austin Romine behind the plate in the series finale.
Sanchez went 1-for-3 with two runs scored, three RBI, a double and two walks in Saturday's win over the White Sox. Sanchez put the Yankees on the board in the fourth inning with a two-run double, and he also delivered an RBI groundout in the seventh. The 26-year-old was 0-for-6 in the first two games of the series but came through as a run producer Saturday.
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