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August 8, 2020 05:24 PM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Not starting second game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez isn't in the lineup for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rays.

Sanchez will hit the bench after going 0-for-2 with two walks and one strikeout in the first game of Saturday's twin bill. Erik Kratz will start behind the plate and bat ninth.

August 7, 2020 02:40 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Cracks first homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a loss to Philadelphia on Thursday.

Sanchez's availability was questionable heading into the game after he was plunked on the elbow by a pitch Wednesday, but the 27-year-old started behind the plate and cranked his first long ball of the season with a two-run shot to right field in the seventh inning. It may be premature to announce that Sanchez is out of his slump, however, as the backstop struck out two more times Thursday to bring his total to 18 in 29 at-bats on the season.

August 6, 2020 03:20 PM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Good to go Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (elbow) is starting at catcher and hitting eighth Thursday against the Phillies.

Sanchez won't be forced to miss any time after getting hit by a pitch on his elbow Wednesday. The backstop is looking to turn things around following a slow start to the season (2-for-27 with 16 strikeouts through nine appearances).

August 5, 2020 10:44 PM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Could sit after HBP
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Aaron Boone was "a little bit" concerned Sanchez could be forced to miss a game or two if his elbow stiffened up after being hit by a pitch Wednesday, Marly Rivera of reports.

Sanchez went 0-for-2 with two strikeouts in Game 2 and never exited the contest, but a stiff elbow could obviously impact his ability to work behind the plate. The 27-year-old should be considered day-to-day, and his availability is likely to be determined by how the elbow responds Thursday.

August 5, 2020 01:48 PM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: On bench for Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez will sit for the first half of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

It's hardly a surprise to see that the catcher won't be tasked with catching two games on one day. Kyle Higashioka takes over behind the plate for the afternoon game, but Sanchez should return to the lineup for the nightcap.

July 31, 2020 03:44 PM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Sitting out Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Red Sox.

Sanchez is 0-for-15 with 10 strikeouts through five games, so he'll receive the day off Friday to reset. Kyle Higashioka will take over behind the plate and bat ninth.

July 26, 2020 11:00 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Takes breather Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez is not in the lineup for Sunday's game at Washington.

Sanchez is 0-for-7 with four strikeouts through the first two games of the season and will head to the bench for the series finale. Kyle Higashioka will take over behind the plate and bat eighth Sunday.

July 10, 2020 02:16 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Ready for Opening Day
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez caught five innings in an intrasquad game Tuesday and expects to be ready to catch a full game by Opening Day, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

Sanchez dealt with a sore back and a bout with the flu in early March, but the long layoff has provided adequate time for him to get well. As long as he can maintain his health, the 27-year-old should again rank among the premier power-hitting backstops in the game this season.

July 6, 2020 02:12 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Arrives at Yankee Stadium
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez joined his teammates for summer camp at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, Marly Rivera of ESPN reports.

Sanchez was not present at the stadium for the team's first official day of workouts Saturday, though manager Aaron Boone indicated that it was a matter of the catcher not completing intake protocol. The backstop's arrival Sunday confirms that he is healthy and ready to resume preparation for the campaign.

June 25, 2020 02:48 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Presumed healthy
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez should be ready to go when the season resumes, Randy Miller of NJ Advance Media reports.

Little has been said about Sanchez's status since play was suspended, but the backstop downplayed the severity of his back tightness when it was brought to light in March and has since posted multiple videos to social media of himself doing baseball workouts. The long layoff should only benefit Sanchez as he seeks to maintain his position as the league's premier power-hitting catcher.

April 12, 2020 12:56 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Working on stance during hiatus
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez has been continuing to develop a one-legged catching stance during the MLB hiatus, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.

Sanchez began working on the new stance during the early stages of camp in an effort to improve his pitch framing. With spring training suspended, players have mostly been left to train on their own. That hasn't stopped Sanchez from continuing to work on the stance, as he revealed in a video recently posted to his Instagram account.

March 26, 2020 01:24 PM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Has rough spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez went 1-for-17 with seven strikeouts in Cactus League play. He also struggled behind the plate and was bothered by a sore back and a bout with the flu.

While Sanchez remains the top power-hitting catcher in the game, his contact issues this spring serve as a stark reminder that he hit a paltry .232 with a 28 percent strikeout rate last season. His defensive issues can be partially attributed to a new catching stance that he experimented with throughout the spring, but Sanchez has always been a below-average defender behind the dish and has struggled blocking balls in the dirt throughout his career. Still, his ability to hit balls out of the yard will keep Sanchez in the heart of the potent Yankee lineup on a regular basis, and the delay to the start of the regular season leaves no question about his availability for Opening Day.

March 14, 2020 01:24 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Health improving
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

General manager Brian Cashman said Friday that Sanchez has "improved" since being diagnosed with the flu Tuesday, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Sanchez was hampered by lower-back tightness early in spring training and was later diagnosed with the flu Tuesday. Although all spring training activities have been suspended for the foreseeable future, Sanchez's improved physical state could allow him to ramp up baseball activities in the coming days, wherever he may decide to do so. Jon Heyman of MLB Network reported earlier Friday that the majority of Yankees players plan on continuing informal workouts at the team's Tampa facility, so Sanchez could decide to do the same when he feels healthy enough.

March 11, 2020 03:12 PM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Diagnosed with flu
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (back) tested positive for the flu Tuesday, Bryan Hoch of reports.

Sanchez was scheduled to take part in catching drills and batting practice this week before returning to game action Friday, but the illness will set him back a few days.

March 10, 2020 11:48 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Dealing with illness
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (back) missed his scheduled batting practice Tuesday due to a fever, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

It initially appeared as though Sanchez's back was still bothering him when his hitting session was canceled, but he's evidently dealing with an unrelated issue. He was previously expected to return to game action Friday, but the loss of another day or two due to illness will probably push that back by a few days.

March 10, 2020 10:56 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Skips batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (back) didn't take part in on-field batting practice as planned Tuesday, Bryan Hoch of reports.

The Yankees have scheduled Sanchez to hit each of the previous three days, only for those plans to be tabled. Sanchez's lower back is evidently still presenting some discomfort, but at this stage, the Yankees are viewing his injury as a day-to-day concern. He's still expected to catch side sessions the next two days while the Yankees are traveling, so if Sanchez fares well in those workouts, he could be cleared to re-enter the Grapefruit League lineup at some point over the weekend.

March 9, 2020 04:00 PM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Won't see game action until Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (back) is feeling better but won't return to game action until at least Friday, Anthony Rieber of Newsday Sports reports.

Sanchez is scheduled to take batting practice Monday, but manager Aaron Boone said he likely won't return to game action until Friday mainly due to the Yankees' schedule over the next several days. The 27-year-old is also scheduled to work on catching duties Monday and appears to be trending to a full workload ahead of his likely return to the starting lineup.

March 9, 2020 09:48 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Takes batting practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (back) is scheduled to take batting practice Monday, George A. King III of the New York Post reports.

Sanchez's activity has been limited since he experienced lower-back tightness coming out of his last Grapefruit League appearance Friday, but the Yankees were seemingly just exercising precaution in withholding him from action over the weekend. His ability to take swings Monday leaves the door open for Sanchez to return to the spring lineup Tuesday versus Toronto, but the Yankees will presumably first wait and see how he feels in the hours leading up to that game before rendering a decision on his availability.

March 9, 2020 12:48 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: May return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Aaron Boone said he hopes Sanchez (back) will return to the lineup for Tuesday's Grapefruit League game against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of reports.

The 27-year-old isn't listed on the travel roster for Monday's matchup with the Phillies, but he was able to participate in catching drills Sunday. Sanchez reported some soreness in his lower back Saturday after catching back-to-back days, but the issue doesn't appear to be a serious concern. Barring any continuing problems, there shouldn't be a question regarding his availability for Opening Day.

March 8, 2020 10:44 AM
Yankees' Gary Sanchez: Unlikely to play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Sanchez (back) isn't included on the Yankees' travel roster for Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies and appears unlikely to play in that contest, George A. King III of the New York Post reports.

Sanchez indicated that his lower back was sore Saturday after catching the previous two days, but at this stage, the Yankees don't seem overly concerned about the injury. Per Bryan Hoch of, Sanchez doesn't plan to take part in his scheduled batting practice session Sunday, but he isn't scheduled to undergo an MRI and thinks he could play Monday if necessary. Sanchez looks like he'll be good to go by the time Opening Day arrives March 26, but the Yankees will slow play his return this week, and he may not return to game action until Friday, according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News.

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