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Gary Sanchez | Catcher | #24

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / NYY
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Gary Sanchez (biceps) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.
Sanchez is progressing rapidly in his recovery from a strained biceps. He's resumed hitting in the batting cage and is already throwing up to 120 feet. Sanchez should be back in the Bronx before no time. Austin Romine has done most of the catching during his absence. Apr 27 - 5:37 PM

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Gary Sanchez (biceps) has been throwing from 120 feet.

He's also been taking BP in the batting cage. Sanchez will probably need a minor league rehab assignment before he's ready to return, but it shouldn't be long before the Yankees' star catcher is back behind the plate. The 24-year-old strained his biceps against the Orioles on April 8.
Apr 26 - 5:40 PM

Gary Sanchez (biceps) played catch from 90 feet and hit off a tee and took soft toss on Saturday.

"I think everything is going the way we want it to," Sanchez said through an interpreter. "I don’t have any pain or discomfort." Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Saturday that he expected Sanchez to begin hitting on the field soon. Barring any setbacks, Sanchez should return from his biceps injury in about two weeks.
Apr 23 - 9:37 AM

Gary Sanchez (biceps) played catch Wednesday from a distance of 60 feet.

He's also been swinging a bat with his left hand and catching simulated games off a pitching machine. Sanchez appears on track to return from his Grade 1 biceps strain around early-to-mid May. Austin Romine and Kyle Higashioka will continue to fill in behind the plate for the Yankees.
Apr 19 - 3:55 PM

Gary Sanchez (biceps) expects to resume throwing on Wednesday.

Sanchez has already begun swinging a bat with his left hand as he tries to stay in baseball shape while he works his way through a Grade 1 strain behind his right biceps. The expectation is that he'll be ready to return to the Yankees' active roster around early-to-mid May. Austin Romine and Kyle Higashioka will continue to share time behind the plate for the Yankees.
Apr 18 - 4:01 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Monday that Gary Sanchez is expected to miss four weeks with a Grade 1 strain of a muscle behind his right biceps.

The specific injury is a strain of the right brachialis muscle. Given this sort of timetable, we shouldn't expect to see Sanchez back until early-to-mid May. It's a tough blow for fantasy owners given the rough state of the catcher position. As for the Yankees, they'll go with Austin Romine and Kyle Higashioka behind the plate for the next month.
Apr 10 - 4:01 PM

Gary Sanchez (biceps) is expected to go for an MRI on Monday.

Sanchez landed on the 10-day disabled list over the weekend after suffering a right biceps strain on a swing. He was in quite a bit of pain, but Bryan Hoch of MLB.com notes that Sanchez is now able to raise his right arm again. We should have a better idea about his timetable after the MRI.
Apr 10 - 10:31 AM

Yankees placed Gary Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list with a right biceps strain.

Sanchez suffered the injury during the fifth inning of Saturday's loss to the Orioles. Triple-A catcher Kyle Higashioka is already en route to Baltimore and should join the team in time for Sunday's series finale. Austin Romine figures to see most of the catching work in Sanchez's absence. As of now, there's no timetable for his return.
Apr 8 - 8:40 PM

Gary Sanchez has been diagnosed with a right biceps strain.

Sanchez seemed to be in pain after fouling off a pitch in the fifth inning and couldn't finish the at-bat. It could have been much worse but Sanchez is probably still looking at a stint on the disabled list. Austin Romine will handle the lion's share of catching duties during his absence. It's a big downgrade for the Yankees' offense.
Apr 8 - 6:26 PM

Gary Sanchez left Saturday's game against the Orioles with an apparent right wrist injury.

Sanchez was removed after fouling off a pitch in the fifth inning. Austin Romine finished his at-bat and replaced Sanchez behind the plate. Sanchez went 0-for-2 with a strikeout before exiting. Obviously it would be a huge loss for both the Yankees and fantasy owners if Sanchez is out for any amount of time. We'll update his status as soon as we know more.
Apr 8 - 5:51 PM

Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with his first homer of the season Friday against the Orioles.

He also singled and drew a walk. The homer was a two-run shot off Ubaldo Jimenez in the fifth inning. According to StatCast, the blast had an exit velocity of 112.2 mph, making it the hardest-hit homer of his brief major league career. Sanchez was a little quiet during the Opening Series against the Rays, but we knew it wouldn’t take long for his bat to make some noise.
Apr 7 - 10:51 PM

Gary Sanchez went 0-for-5 with two strikeouts in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

He's now 0-for-10 with three punchouts in his first two games out of the two-spot in the Yankees' lineup. It's hardly cause for concern with Sanchez at this point, but he's certainly a guy who could go through some peaks and valleys.
Apr 4 - 10:42 PM

Joe Girardi announced his Opening Day lineup on Friday which has Gary Sanchez hitting in the second slot.

Sanchez occupied the third spot in the lineup for most of his magical 2016 campaign, but it's Greg Bird slotting in there on Opening Day with Sanchez bumped up to the two hole. If he stays there for the duration of the season, it could lead to fewer RBI chances.
Mar 31 - 7:19 PM

Gary Sanchez went 1-for-3 and drove in a pair of runs in a loss to the Orioles on Saturday.

He cracked a double in the third inning to plate two runs. He is rocking a .361 batting average with four home runs and 13 RBI through 36 spring at-bats. In 53 games as a rookie last year he batted .299/.376/.657 with 20 home runs and 42 RBI. He is being snapped up as one of the first catchers off the boards in fantasy drafts this month.
Mar 18 - 4:52 PM

Gary Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in a win over the Tigers on Saturday.

He took Daniel Norris deep with a runner aboard in the first inning. He added an RBI single in the fifth. Sanchez had a fantastic rookie season and is following that up with a great spring thus far. He is batting .346 with a 1.139 OPS including three home runs in 26 at-bats.
Mar 11 - 3:45 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
3Kyle Higashioka
1B1Greg Bird
2Chris Carter
3Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3Pete Kozma
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Bryan Mitchell
6Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Tommy Layne
5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder