Gary Sanchez


Yankees Place Gary Sanchez On 10-Day Disabled List With Groin Injury

June 25, 2018 - 3:33 pm


As expected, the Yankees placed Gary Sanchez on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a right groin strain.

The catcher was injured while running out a double-play grounder in the 10th inning of Sunday's loss at Tampa Bay. He slowly walked back to the dugout and was replaced defensively by Austin Romine.

"What can I say?" Sanchez said through a translator after the game. "That's the way baseball is sometimes. Now I'm just hoping it's not a long time."

It's the latest chapter in a disappointing season for the 25-year-old Sanchez. He has 14 homers this season, but is hitting just .190. He is 9-for-82 in his last 23 games dating back to May 22.

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Sanchez, who is leading the majors in passed balls with nine, was benched for a two-game series against the Washington Nationals earlier this month, but manager Aaron Boone said that had more to do with injuries he had been dealing with, including a calf issue, than his struggles at the plate.

The Yankees also announced Monday they have optioned outfielder Clint Frazier to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and recalled catcher Kyle Higashioka and right-handed reliever Giovanny Gallegos from Triple-A.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.