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Gary Sanchez Hits Disabled List Again

Yankees Catcher Reaggravates Groin Injury

July 24, 2018 - 4:36 pm
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By WFAN.com

Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, blasted as lazy by media and fans after jogging on a couple of key plays in Monday night's loss, is headed back to the disabled list after reaggravating his groin injury.

The Yankees announced Tuesday they've placed Sanchez, who underwent an MRI earlier in the day, on the 10-day DL. They have recalled catcher Kyle Higashiok from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, WFAN's Sweeny Murti reported.

Sanchez missed nearly a month with a right groin strain before returning in this past weekend's against the Mets.

In Monday's 7-6 loss at Tampa Bay, Sanchez jogged chasing a passed ball, allowing Jake Bauers to score from second base. Sanchez also didn't appear to be hustling to first base on the final out of the game, in which the Yankees left the bases loaded. He might've beaten the throw if he had been running hard.

WFAN baseball insider Jon Heyman tweeted Tuesday morning that "Word is, Gary Sanchez may have re-aggravated groin injury on first inning passed ball last night. He’s getting killed for 'lazy' plays but perhaps this explains them. Was afraid to tell team initially because he dreads return to dl. Now will get treatment, try to avoid dl."

After Monday's game, Sanchez didn't blame an injury.

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"You learn a lot in this game," he told reporters through his interpreter. "This is one of those instances where you learn from it. You put it behind and look forward to tomorrow. I should have run harder."

It's the latest bump in the road in Sanchez's disappointing season. He has 14 homers this season, but is hitting just .188. His 10 passed balls are tied for the major league lead.