After undergoing heart surgery this week at a New York hospital, Yankees prospect Gary Sanchez has been cleared to resume workouts Monday.
During a recent EKG, the 18-year-old catcher was found to have an extra nerve in his heart from birth. Surgery was performed to cauterize the nerve.
General manager Brian Cashman said Thursday that Sanchez was OK.
“Trust me, there are no worries now about Gary Sanchez,” Cashman said.
Wow. That’s pretty big stuff, but luckily he sounds 100 percent post surgery. Even minor surgery can be a big deal and minor heart surgery could have been a very big deal. Fortunately for Sanchez and the Yankees that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Sanchez is, of course, the 18-year-old catching phenom for the Yankees. You can read our prospect profile on him here.
The above photo is by Robert Pimpsner.