Yankees catcher, Gary Sanchez, will miss a few days in Spring Training due to back soreness.
Sanchez played back-to-back games last week, on Thursday and Friday. However, when he started complaining of back issues on Saturday, Yankees manager, Aaron Boone shut him down.
Boone told the media that Sanchez would be ready for action on Monday, after making the bold prediction; the team ruled him out for the next three days. Sanchez is expected to play on Friday in home game against the Detroit Tigers. Sanchez was able to take part in catching exercising, but is the team did not allow him to partake in batting practice.
“I’m not real concerned about it,” Boone told reporters on Monday.
Sanchez’s injury adds to the list of growing concern for the Bronx Bombers. Sluggers, Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have both made their way to the injured list. Judge is ruled out indefinitely with a stress fracture in his rib. Stanton is currently suffering from a calf strain, and making progress.
Another key piece to the Yankees roster, Luis Severino will miss the reminder of the year after undergoing Tommy John Surgery. Severino missed the majority of last season with an inflamed rotator cuff in his right shoulder.
With four of their major stars out, it looks like Sanchez will make a full recovery and will be ready to take the field Friday.
In addition to the back soreness, Gary Sanchez was diagnosed with the flu. He was not tested for the coronavirus. Aaron Boone told reporters that Sanchez will stay away from the team until he starts feeling better.
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