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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 belted his 13th homer Sunday as the Yankees fell 7-6 in their series finale against Texas.
He took Nick Martinez deep for a three-run homer with two outs in the fifth inning. That was his only hit of the afternoon. Sanchez has been as good as advertised, slashing an impressive .298/.382/.560 over 168 at-bats this year. He ranks second among big league catchers in home runs behind only Kansas City’s Salvador Perez, and that was with Sanchez missing most of April with a strained biceps. Jun 25 - 6:07 PM

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Gary Sanchez is absent from the Yankees' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the Rangers.

It's nothing more than a regular day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop. Austin Romine will start in his place behind the dish and bat ninth for the Yankees against Austin Bibens-Dirkx and the Rangers.
Jun 24 - 10:31 AM

Gary Sanchez went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in an 8-4 victory over the Angels on Wednesday.

He singled and rode home on Didi Gregorius' home run in the second inning, then singled and scored on an Austin Romine double in the sixth as the Yankees broke the game open. He has missed a lot of time due to injury this year, although he has hit quite well when in the lineup. He served as the Yankees' designated hitter today, likely to help him nurse a nagging groin injury. He has a .293 batting average with 12 homers and 34 RBI in 42 games.
Jun 21 - 11:09 PM

Gary Sanchez (groin) is back in the Yankees' lineup Sunday.

It's Sanchez's first start since last Thursday, as he's been battling a minor groin injury. He's catching and batting second versus Jharel Cotton and the A's.
Jun 18 - 3:53 PM

Gary Sanchez (groin) remains out of the Yankees' starting lineup on Saturday.

That means it will be Austin Romine behind the dish again, catching for Masahiro Tanaka against the Athletics. Look for Sanchez to return in another day or two.
Jun 17 - 2:05 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said late Thursday that Gary Sanchez is dealing with a minor groin injury.

Sanchez suffered the injury while stealing second base in the top of the ninth, on an awkward collision with A's infielder Chad Pinder. He had just hit a game-tying RBI single that ultimately sent the game into extras and finished the night 3-for-3 with two walks, two RBI, and one run scored. The stolen base was his second of the year. "[Sanchez] felt the tightness there in the groin area," Girardi told reporters after the game. "I don’t think it’s too much to worry about, but we have to wait and see." The young slugger will be reevaluated Friday.
Jun 16 - 5:46 AM

Gary Sanchez went 3-for-3 with a game-tying RBI single in the ninth inning of Thursday's 10-inning loss to the A's.

Sanchez launched an RBI double in the seventh inning, but his most notable work in this one came when he hit an RBI single off Santiago Casilla in the ninth to tie the game at 6-6. The Yankees would take a 7-6 lead in the top of the 10th before the A's came back to win with two in the bottom of the frame on a pop single by Khris Davis. Tough loss for the team aside, Sanchez has been sizzling of late, with six hits in his last seven at bats and three-hit showings in three of his last six games. He is now hitting .297/.382/.559 with 11 homers and 33 RBI in just 38 games played.
Jun 16 - 2:52 AM

Gary Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a three-run homer against the Angels on Wednesday.

Sanchez has kind of been lost in the shuffle because of his early DL stint and the Aaron Judge hype, but he's hitting .282 with 11 homers and 31 RBI in 37 games. He should blow away the rest of the field at catcher if he remains healthy.
Jun 15 - 1:55 AM

Gary Sanchez is not in the Yankees' lineup Monday.

Masahiro Tanaka has fared much better this season with Austin Romine catching, so he'll throw to Romine on Monday. Sanchez will be back in there Tuesday.
Jun 12 - 7:07 PM

Gary Sanchez went 1-for-5 with a long three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Orioles.

Sanchez connected for a monster three-run home run off Kevin Gausman in the first inning, one which traveled an estimated 450 feet to left. After a slow start to the season which included time missed due to a biceps injury, Sanchez has been hot hot hot of late, with four homers in his last four games. He has driven in 12 runs in that space. Overall, the slugger is slashing .276/.358/.530 with 10 homers and 28 RBI across 134 at-bats.
Jun 11 - 5:54 PM

Gary Sanchez went 3-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Orioles on Saturday.

Sanchez has been red hot in recent days, going 8-for-16 with three homers, 10 RBI and eight runs scored in the past four games. This is the Sanchez we were expecting to see from the season's outset. The 24-year-old is hitting .279/.363/.519 with nine homers in 34 games overall.
Jun 11 - 1:08 AM

Gary Sanchez homered twice and collected five RBI in the Yankees' lopsided 9-1 win over the Red Sox on Thursday.

Sanchez did all his damage against Red Sox starter David Price, going deep with two men on in the third inning before going the other way for a two-run blast in the fifth. The homers gave Sanchez eight in 32 games overall. He's hitting .256/.343/.471 with 21 RBI and 21 runs scored in those 32 games.
Jun 9 - 12:15 AM

Gary Sanchez has been moved down to sixth in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Red Sox.

Joe Girardi had been consistently rolling with Sanchez in the two-hole. Aaron Hicks has been playing well of late, though, and will occupy that spot in Sanchez's place for Wednesday's showdown against Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: The Yankees are one of the sneakier stacks of the night against Rick Porcello, who despite being less than a year removed from winning a Cy Young has struggled mightily in recent starts. He's allowed at least eight hits in each of his last five starts and has allowed a hard% over 40% to both right and left handed hitters on the season, including a 1.53 HR/9 to LH bats. NYY ranks 2nd in wRC+ and 5th in ISO against RHP on the year.
Jun 7 - 4:11 PM

Gary Sanchez is absent from the Yankees' starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's tilt against the Blue Jays.

It's nothing more than a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop being a day game after a night game. Austin Romine gets the call behind the dish and will bat eighth against Joe Biagini and the Jays.
Jun 3 - 10:34 AM

Gary Sanchez homered twice to help the Yankees pound the Blue Jays 12-2 on Thursday.

Sanchez actually didn't get in on the action in a four-run first inning, choosing to wait until the second to get on the board with a solo dong off Jays starter Marco Estrada. He followed that up with a two-run bomb in the fourth inning, destroying an Estrada change up. The homers were his fifth and sixth of the year. He'd been in a bit of a power drought prior to Thursday, going nine games with just one extra-base hit and no homers, so maybe the breakout will lead to a binge in the month of June.
Jun 2 - 12:15 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Tyler Austin
2B1Starlin Castro
2Tyler Wade
3Rob Refsnyder
SS1Didi Gregorius
2Ronald Torreyes
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Matt Holliday
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3CC Sabathia
4Luis Severino
5Jordan Montgomery
6Luis Cessa
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Dellin Betances
3Tyler Clippard
4Chasen Shreve
5Adam Warren
6Chad Green
7Ronald Herrera
8Tyler Webb