2:15 pm: Sánchez has been recognized with a contusion on his index and center fingers, however x-rays got here again unfavorable (via Hoch). He’s at present listed as day-to-day.
2:08 pm: Yankees catcher Gary Sánchez was faraway from this afternoon’s recreation towards the Rays earlier than the underside of the fifth inning, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com was amongst these to relay (Twitter link). Sánchez was struck in the precise hand by a foul tip within the prior inning. Whereas he stayed within the recreation to take his subsequent plate look, Sánchez was changed by Kyle Higashioka thereafter.
There’s no indication Sánchez’s damage is critical at this level. If it does require he miss time, Higashioka would determine to choose up the majority of the taking part in time behind the dish. These two are the one catchers on the Yankees’ 40-man roster, so one other transfer can be forthcoming if Sánchez isn’t in a position to make an instantaneous return to motion.
Rob Brantly and Robinson Chirinos are each within the group on minor-league offers, however the latter stays on the mend from surgical procedure to restore a wrist fracture final month. That seemingly suggests Brantly is subsequent in line ought to further catching depth be required within the Bronx.