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Gary Sanchez | Designated Hitter | #77

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/2/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 230
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / UDFA / NYY
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Gary Sanchez (thumb) has been cleared to resume baseball activities.
Sanchez suffered a non-displaced fracture in the right thumb after taking a foul-tip to the digit in late May. He was reevaluated via X-rays this week and the Yankees were pleased with the results. While he will restart with his baseball activities, it is unknown when he might be ready to return to game action. Jun 8 - 8:47 PM

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Yankees catching prospect Gary Sanchez has a non-displaced fracture in his right thumb.

Sanchez will hit the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre disabled list and be reevaluated via X-rays in two weeks. The 23-year-old backstop initially suffered the injury after taking a foul-tip to the thumb on Tuesday. The major league off-shoot of this is that the Yankees have little ammunition at the catcher position should Brian McCann or Austin Romine suffer any sort of injury.
May 25 - 8:07 PM

Yankees optioned C Gary Sanchez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Well, that was fast. Sanchez started and went hitless in four at-bats Friday before being shipped out Saturday. Of course, that's not the reason he was demoted -- Luis Severino's injury-shortened start taxed the bullpen, so Sanchez was the collateral damage as the team called for reinforcements. Sanchez should be back up with the team at some point this season.
May 14 - 11:07 AM

Yankees recalled C Gary Sanchez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

No corresponding roster move has been announced. The Yankees are now carrying three catchers with Sanchez and Austin Romine backing up starter Brian McCann. Widely considered one of the league's top catching prospects, Sanchez made a brief cameo in the Bronx last year, logging two at-bats late in the season. He's gotten off to a productive start in 2016, hitting .280 with five homers and 20 RBI across 26 games for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
May 12 - 11:19 PM

Yankees optioned C Gary Sanchez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

He's been reassigned to minor league camp. Sanchez was looking to become the Yankees' backup catcher but lost out to Carlos Corporan and Austin Romine. He logged just one hit in 21 at-bats this spring.
Mar 24 - 7:17 PM

Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News writes that Gary Sanchez "is the perceived front-runner" to back up Brian McCann this season.

Sanchez turned just 23 over the winter and has only 37 games of experience above Double-A, so it's a bit surprising that the Yankees would consider carrying him on the roster if his playing time would be relatively limited. Austin Romine is the other main candidate and is out of options, so he would have to be exposed to waivers or traded if the club uses Sanchez as McCann's backup. Veteran Carlos Corporan is also in camp as a non-roster invitee.
Feb 28 - 11:03 AM

Yankees C prospect Gary Sanchez was named MVP of the Arizona Fall League's Fall Stars Game on Saturday night.

Sanchez led the West to an 8-3 victory by launching a two-run homer and throwing out a pair of would-be base stealers. The 22 year old made his big league debut on October 3 following a productive campaign with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He'll have a chance to become the Yankees' primary catcher when Brian McCann inevitably moves to DH or first base.
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 11:34:00 PM

Yankees recalled C Gary Sanchez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

It's the first time the hard-hitting 22-year-old backstop will have a chance to prove himself at the big league level. He hit .274/.330/.485 with 18 homers and 62 RBI in 93 games between Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season. He'll add depth behind the plate and punch off the bench in the season's final weeks.
Sat, Sep 12, 2015 10:02:00 AM

Yankees C prospect Gary Sanchez went 4-for-4 with a pair of doubles Sunday in a win for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 4-for-4 effort broke him out of a 4-for-32 slump. Sanchez has done well since his call-up, hitting .295 with a solid .492 slugging percentage in 122 at-bats. Before that, he hit .262 in 58 games for Double-A Trenton. It's possible Sanchez will get a chance in the majors next month when rosters expand. He's already on the 40-man roster.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 03:13:00 PM

The Yankees have promoted catching prospect Gary Sanchez to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

With Austin Romine sidelined due to a thumb injury, the 22-year-old will have an opportunity to make an impact. In 57 games at Double-A Trenton, he has hit .262/.320/.476 with 12 homers and 36 RBI.
Fri, Jul 17, 2015 11:43:00 PM

Yankees C prospect Gary Sanchez kept his home run streak alive with another blast Tuesday for Double-A Trenton.

He's left the yard in each of his last four games. The 22-year-old is quickly climbing the Eastern League power ranks. Sanchez is now third in home runs (12) and fifth in slugging percentage (.488). He's one round-tripper away from tying his home run total from last season.
Source: MILB.com
Wed, Jul 8, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Yankees C prospect Gary Sanchez pounded his third home run in as many games Sunday in a victory for Double-A Trenton.

He contributed three of Trenton's season-high 18 hits. The hot-hitting Thunder have scored a combined 44 runs during their four-game winning streak. Sanchez has hit safely in six of his last seven games with six RBI. The 22-year-old has homered once every 20.7 plate appearances this season, a significant improvement from last season when he homered only once every 36.7 plate appearances.
Source: MILB.com
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 03:51:00 PM

Yankees prospect C Gary Sanchez went 3-for-5 with a home run, double and three RBI on Wednesday for Double-A Trenton.

Sanchez has begun to heat up at the plate, as he’s 8-for-19 with two home runs and eight RBI in his last four games. Overall, the 22-year-old is batting .255/.306/.382 with seven extra-base hits (three homers) and 25 strikeouts in 25 games. Sanchez has spent parts of the last three seasons in the Eastern League but simply hasn’t progressed as hoped, batting .265/.337/.398 with 18 home runs in 698 plate appearances during his time at Trenton. Though he’s still a notable prospect, Sanchez is a far cry from the offense-driven backstop he seemed destined to become early in his career.
Thu, May 14, 2015 12:38:00 PM

Yankees optioned C Gary Sanchez to Double-A Trenton.

Sanchez homered in one of his nine at-bats this spring. The top prospect's bat remains intriguing, but he turned just 22 in December and is in need of more seasoning.
Tue, Mar 17, 2015 11:07:00 PM

Yankees prospect catcher Gary Sanchez went 2-for-5 with a home run for Double-A Trenton on Friday, raising his season line to .255/.325/.423.

After being benched for a few games for disciplinary reasons, Sanchez has returned to the lineup as the Thunder's starting catcher. He was also suspended for two weeks in 2011 due to insubordination, so the maturity questions which have dogged Sanchez will remain until he proves them to be incorrect. He has hit much better over the past month, putting up a .315/.375/.548 line with five doubles and four home runs.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 11:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Ike Davis
3Rob Refsnyder
4Chris Parmelee
5Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Ivan Nova
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Kirby Yates
5Bryan Mitchell
6Anthony Swarzak
7Nick Goody
8Richard Bleier
9Branden Pinder