Kyle Higashioka

#66 C / N.Y. Yankees / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-1 Weight: 202 lb Age: 31 College: None Bats/Throws -/-

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    Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Blasts 10th home run

    Kyle Higashioka went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Saturday's 8-7 win over the Mets.Higashioka took Taijuan Walker deep for a two-run homer in the second inning. It was the first of three New York Yankees home runs that inning. The catcher has started just six games since Aug. 19, but he has homered in three of them. He is slashing .178/.254/.411 with 10 long balls, 24 RBI and 20 runs scored in 181 plate appearances.

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    Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Goes deep in win

    Kyle Higashioka went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and an additional run scored in an 8-2 win over Oakland on Friday.The backstop made his first start since Aug. 21 and pounded his second homer in his past three games. It has largely been a frustrating campaign for Higashioka, however, as he is slashing just .184/.256/.414 overall.

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    Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Slams eighth home run

    Kyle Higashioka went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored in Thursday's 7-5 win over the Twins.Higashioka slammed a two-run homer off Danny Coulombe in the fourth inning. In addition, he drove in Andrew Velazquez on a double in the third inning. The catcher is back to splitting time behind the plate with teammate Gary Sanchez (illness) after Sanchez returned from the injured list Aug. 17. Higashioka is slashing just .181/.256/.403 with eight long balls, 20 RBI and 17 runs scored in 160 plate appearances.

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    Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Set to lose work to Sanchez

    Kyle Higashioka is on the bench for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Red Sox.Higashioka will likely be behind the plate for the nightcap, but his run as the New York Yankees' No. 1 catcher is over after top backstop Gary Sanchez (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list prior to the twin bill. While starting in 10 of the Yankees' past 12 games, Higashioka went 4-for-39 with a home run, five RBI and two additional runs.

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    Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Gets maintenance day

    Kyle Higashioka is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.Higashioka has taken over as the New York Yankees' No. 1 catcher since Gary Sanchez (illness) was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Aug. 5, starting six of the past seven contests while going 4-for-24 with a home run, two doubles, five RBI and three runs. He'll just be getting a breather due to the quick turnaround for the series finale, with opening pitch set for 2:10 p.m. ET. Rob Brantly will catch for starting pitcher Lucas Luetge on Wednesday.

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    Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Homers in loss

    Kyle Higashioka went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Royals.It was largely a frustrating game for the backstop, as he struck out twice and committed two errors. However, Higashioka came through with a fourth-inning, two-run blast that temporarily gave the New York Yankees a lead. The long ball was Higashioka's first since June 22. He has a career-high seven homers on the season but is slashing a paltry .185/.261/.411.

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    Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Takes seat Saturday

    Kyle Higashioka isn't in the lineup for Saturday's game against Seattle.The 31-year-old had started the last three games while filling in for Gary Sanchez, who was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Friday. Higashioka will serve as the primary catcher in Sanchez's absence, but Rob Brantly will draw the start behind the dish and bat ninth Saturday.

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    Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Takes over for ill Sanchez

    Kyle Higashioka will start at catcher and bat eighth Thursday against the Mariners.For the second straight day, Higashioka will be starting at catcher in place of Gary Sanchez, who was placed on the COVID-19 injured list Thursday after testing positive for the coronavirus. Assuming Sanchez's positive result is confirmed by a lab-based test, he'll be sidelined for at least 10 days, giving Higashioka a week-and-a-half-long run as the New York Yankees' No. 1 catcher. Higashioka, who tested positive for the virus himself coming out of the All-Star break, is batting .196 with six home runs and 12 RBI across 114 plate appearances on the season.

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    Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Activated Tuesday

    Kyle Higashioka (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list prior to Tuesday's game against the Rays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.Higashioka is joined by Aaron Judge in being activated from the COVID-19 IL on Tuesday. Both players had positive tests confirmed July 16, but both will return to the active roster shortly after ending their quarantine periods. Higashioka figures to resume serving as the backup catcher behind Gary Sanchez going forward.

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    Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Could be back next week

    New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Thursday that Kyle Higashioka (illness) could be ready to rejoin the team and return to action early next week for New York's series in Tampa Bay, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.Both Aaron Judge and Higashioka appear to be on similar timelines to return from the COVID-19 injured list after the two were deactivated when they tested positive for the virus coming out of the All-Star break. Once reinstated from the IL, Higashioka will settle in as the No. 2 catcher behind Gary Sanchez.

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