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

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

  1. Balt Yank says:

    Rough. FYI, here's a trade. Didi Gregorious, Chad Green, Mason Williams, and Severino for the Big Q.

    • tom says:

      You're 9 days late.

    • So an average shortstop who is about to start getting expensive, a AAAA pitcher, a AAAA outfielder and a guy who may or may not be a starter for Quintana? Seriously why would the White Sox be enticed by that package? You are not even close.

    • Delia Enriquez says:

      Yankees wouldn’t trade Didi, at least not right now.

    • Celerino says:

      We could have had Quintana from the start if we were a little more patient. It makes sense that we should do the same with Severino so that in five years we're not trying to figure out what outrageous trade will get him back.

  2. 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.

  3. ERIC PELLIS says:

    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.

  4. buckeye balls says:

    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

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