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Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Slated to start Tuesday
Higashioka will start Tuesday's AL Wild Card Game against the Red Sox, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Higashioka will draw the start in Tuesday's winner-take-all contest with Gerrit Cole on the mound for the Yankees. The 31-year-old went 1-for-10 with two RBI and four strikeouts across his final three appearances of the regular season.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Blasts 10th home run
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 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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Goes deep in win
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Slams eighth home run
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Set to lose work to Sanchez
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 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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Homers in loss
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 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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Gets maintenance day
Higashioka is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Royals.
Higashioka has taken over as the 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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Takes seat Saturday
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Takes over for ill Sanchez
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 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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Activated Tuesday
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Could be back next week
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Thursday that 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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Out after positive test
Higashioka tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, Jeff Passan of ESPN.com reports.
Higashioka was placed in the COVID-19 protocols Thursday while awaiting the test results, and he's one of six Yankees who have tested positive for the virus. He'll be sidelined for at least the next 10 days. The Yankees will need to add another catcher to the roster to serve as the backup to Gary Sanchez behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Placed in COVID-19 protocol
Higashioka has been placed in the league's COVID-19 protocols while he awaits a confirmation of a positive test for the virus, Buster Olney of ESPN
Higashioka is one of three Yankees who reportedly received a positive test for COVID-19, but the Yankees are awaiting a second test to make sure that the initial result isn't a false positive. If his positive test is confirmed, the catcher will be away from the team at least 10 days.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Cranks sixth homer
Higashioka went 1-for-3 with a solo home run during Tuesday's loss to the Royals.
Higashioka took Brady Singer deep in the second inning, his first long ball since May 8. The 31-year-old backup catcher now has six long balls on the season while batting .191/.273/.438 across 34 games.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Plates run Tuesday
Higashioka went 2-for-4 with an RBI in Tuesday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Higashioka got the start at catcher with Gary Sanchez operating as the designated hitter Tuesday, and the backup backstop made his presence felt with his first multi-hit outing of the month. The 31-year-old veteran is only hitting .200, though, and with Sanchez ahead of him, steady playing time will remain hard to come by.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Slips into No. 2 role
Higashioka is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the White Sox.
Higashioka appeared to have leapfrogged Gary Sanchez on the Yankees' catching depth chart in late April, but based on how the starts have been doled out of late, Higashioka seems to have faded back into a No.2 role. The 31-year-old will be on the bench for the third time in four games with Sanchez having shown some improvement at the dish of late. After posting a .639 OPS in April, Sanchez is up to a .726 mark thus far in May.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Not starting Friday
Higashioka is out of the lineup Friday against the White Sox.
Higashioka finds himself on the bench for the second straight day, while Gary Sanchez has now started five of the past seven games behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Kyle Higashioka: Sits out Thursday
Higashioka is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against the Rays.
Higashioka's hold on the No. 1 catching job appears to be shaky, as he's now sitting for the third time in six games. Gary Sanchez, who hit a solo home run in his last start Tuesday, will spell Higashioka behind the plate.... See More ... See Less
|HT/WT: 6-1, 202 lbs|
|Birthplace: Huntington Beach, CA|
|Bats/Throws: R, R|