Gary Sanchez to be out for four weeks with Grade 1 strain 8

After Gary Sanchez was placed on the DL following Saturday’s contest against the Baltimore Orioles, everyone assumed the worst.

Well, given the latest news, we’re seeing the best case scenario for the Yankees catcher.

Following Monday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees announced Sanchez has a Grade 1 strain of the brachialis, which is the muscle behind the bicep.

The Yankees anticipate Sanchez will be out for the next four weeks, but at the end of the four weeks they believe he’ll be in an actual Major League game.

In the meantime Kyle Higashioka and Austin Romine will resume the catching duties for the Yankees.

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8 thoughts on “Gary Sanchez to be out for four weeks with Grade 1 strain

  • Rob Abruzzese

    Obviously it's bad to lose Sanchez. He's the face of the team right now. But this isn't absolutely terrible. The Yankees have two guys who are more than capable of filling in for a month. It means that Higashioka will get an opportunity to get his feet wet and the Yankees can see a little of what they have in him. Also if Romine gets an opportunity and plays well, he could really up his trade value. We'll see. The bottom line is that Sanchez doesn't need surgery and he'll be back sometime in May.


    The good news is that he will be back in about a month. The bad news is this will expose our offense for what it is. Pretty bad. This is where our veteran players need to step up and produce.

  • buckeye balls

    it may off later in the season as sanchez won't be fatigued from catching so much-if we are in any kind of race. Romine and Higashioka could enhance their trade value-or wipe it out completely. We'll see