Sanchez went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, a walk and a strikeout in Friday's 11-4 loss to the Nationals.
Sanchez has lost his grip on the primary catching job recently, but he flashed his power with his third home run of the season in the second inning Friday. The 28-year-old has started in just four of the last 10 games and will need to perform on a more consistent basis if he hopes to carve out more playing time.
Sanchez is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Orioles.
Sanchez will take a seat for the second straight game, one day after manager Aaron Boone suggested that the struggling backstop would likely lose work to Kyle Higashioka. While stepping into the lineup for Sanchez in Tuesday's 5-1 win, Higashioka further solidified his case for earning more work by going 2-for-4 with a solo home run. With Sanchez's playing time likely headed for a downturn at least in the short term, fantasy managers in leagues that start one catcher are probably justified in cutting him.
Sanchez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.
Sanchez is 2-for-28 with 10 strikeouts and four walks over his last nine games (28 at-bats). Kyle Higashioka, on the other hand, is looking like the better player on both sides of the ball, hitting .286/.400/.810 with three home runs in a small 10-game sample.
Sanchez isn't starting Saturday's game against Cleveland.
Sanchez will take a seat for the second time in the last three games after he went 1-for-4 with a run and one strikeout in Friday's win over Cleveland. Kyle Higashioka will start behind the plate Saturday, batting eighth.
Sanchez is out of the lineup for Thursday's game against Cleveland, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
Kyle Higashioka will form a battery with Domingo German while Sanchez takes a seat for the series opener. Sanchez was behind the dish for both of the Yankees' games against Atlanta earlier in the week, going 0-for-7 between the contests to drop his season average to .200.
Sanchez (finger) is starting at catcher and batting seventh Tuesday against Atlanta.
He exited Saturday's game with a couple bruised fingers, but he only needed a couple days to get right. Sanchez is hitting .237/.356/.421 with two home runs in 12 games.
Sanchez (finger) won't start Sunday but could return for Tuesday's game against Atlanta, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Sanchez suffered a contusion to his right index and middle fingers after he was hit by a foul tip in the fourth inning of Saturday's loss to the Rays, and he was unable to finish the game. Although the X-rays on Sanchez's hand came back negative, Kyle Higashioka will serve as the starting catcher for Sunday's series finale against Tampa Bay. However, manager Aaron Boone was optimistic that Sanchez could return for Tuesday's series opener against Atlanta since he'll have two days to rest prior to the matchup.
Sanchez has been diagnosed with a contusion to his right index and middle fingers after the X-rays on his right hand were negative.
Sanchez was removed from Saturday's game in the fifth inning after he was hit on the right hand by a foul tip in the fourth frame. He's considered day-to-day following his examination, and Kyle Higashioka could fill in at catcher if Sanchez is forced to miss additional time.
Sanchez exited Saturday's game against the Rays with an apparent right hand injury, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Sanchez was hit on the right hand by a foul tip in the top of the fourth inning and appeared to be in considerable pain, but he remained in the game to hit in the bottom of the inning. However, Kyle Higashioka took his place behind the dish to begin the fifth inning. Sanchez will likely undergo further tests to determine the extent of his injury, and it's not yet clear whether he'll be forced to miss additional time.
Sanchez will sit Monday against the Blue Jays.
Sanchez has sat just twice in the season's first 10 games. As with his previous off day, he'll hit the bench with Gerrit Cole on the mound, as Kyle Higashioka takes over behind the plate.
Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Orioles.
Sanchez made hard contact in this one, as both of his hits were sharp line drives into left field. The 28-year-old could've had two doubles on the night, but he got out of the box a little sluggishly when he thought one of his hits was going to be caught and was limited to a single instead. Sanchez has been a bit inconsistent to begin the season, delivering two-multi hit games but also two 0-for-4 efforts. Nonetheless, he should be featured regularly behind the plate while getting a rest every five days when Kyle Higashioka steps in to catch for Gerrit Cole.
Sanchez is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Orioles.
This is Sanchez's first day off of the young season. He went 3-for-7 with a pair of home runs in the first two games of the season, then 0-for-8 with four strikeouts over the next two. Kyle Higashioka will start behind the dish and bat ninth.
Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's win over Toronto.
Sanchez gave his team a 2-1 lead with a fourth-inning shot off Ross Stripling. He's now homered in each of the first two games of the season. He's also yet to strike out, an encouraging sign after he posted a 36.0 percent strikeout rate last season.
Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and a walk in Thursday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Sanchez had a disappointing season at the plate last year, slashing .147/.253/.365, but he began the 2021 campaign on a high note with a two-run blast in his first at-bat of the season. Kyle Higashioka should see his fair share of playing time behind the dish in 2021, but Sanchez impressed while catching Gerrit Cole on Opening Day.
Sanchez will be behind the plate to catch Gerrit Cole on Opening Day, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Cole was exclusively paired with backup catcher Kyle Higashioka during the latter part of the 2020 season, but the Yankees will give Sanchez another chance to receive for the team's ace April 1. The decision to sit the slugger during Cole's pitching days last season wasn't entirely for defensive reasons -- Sanchez struggled so much offensively that the team shied away from him in the playoffs as well. Sanchez is faring somewhat better at the plate this spring, slashing .194/.265/.484 in comparison to last season's .147/.253/.365 line.
Sanchez has hit two home runs and performed well behind the plate so far in spring training, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
These are promising signs for Sanchez, who struggled both offensively and defensively last season. It is also worth noting that the backstop has struck out only twice in eight plate appearances thus far -- not an earth-shattering rate for most players or even a big sample size, but a promising one for Sanchez given his 36.0 strikeout percentage last season. The 2021 campaign figures to be an important one for Sanchez, who lost his starting job in the playoffs last season and could test the patience of the organization if he gets off to a slow start.
Sanchez and the Yankees reached a one-year, $6.35 million deal Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
Despite a lackluster season during the 2020 campaign in which Sanchez lost out on playing time late in the year, the two sides won't need to go to arbitration during the offseason. Sanchez will have to compete for the starting role during spring training after slashing just .147/.253/.365 with 10 home runs and 24 RBI over 178 plate appearances last year.
Sanchez was tendered a contract by the Yankees on Wednesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Sanchez posted lackluster numbers at the plate in 2020 and was rumored to be a non-tender candidate during the offseason. However, he'll remain with the Yankees next season while also avoiding arbitration. While Kyle Higashioka enters the season as the favorite to serve as the Yankees' primary catcher, Sanchez could certainly carve out more playing time in 2021 if he can return to his previous form.
Sanchez will sit for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Rays on Thursday.
It's been quite a fall from grace for the catcher, who sits in favor of Kyle Higashioka for the third time this series. It's not hard to see why the Yankees don't want Sanchez in the lineup in an elimination game, as he's gone 1-for-8 with four strikeouts this postseason after hitting a miserable .147/.253/.365 during the regular season.
Sanchez isn't in the lineup for Game 3 of the ALDS against the Rays on Wednesday.
Sanchez went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts during Game 2 on Tuesday, and he'll get a breather for the third game of the series. Kyle Higashioka will take over behind the plate.
|Last 7 Games|
|05/07||vs WAS||L 4-11||3||1||1||1||1||1||0|
|05/05||vs HOU||W 6-3||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|05/01||vs DET||W 6-4||3||1||0||0||0||1||0|
|04/29||@ BAL||L 3-4||3||0||1||0||0||2||0|
|04/26||@ BAL||L 2-4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|04/25||@ CLE||L 3-7||2||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|04/23||@ CLE||W 5-3||4||1||1||0||0||0||0|
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|Minor League Batting Stats|
|2010||ASX-Staten Island Yankee||16||54||8||15||2||0||2||7||3||16||1||1||.278||.333||.426|
|2018||ROK-GCL Yankees East||1||3||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||--||0||0||.000||.250||.000|