Gary Sanchez is Day-To-Day After Taking Foul Tip to Hand
The New York Yankees may miss their slugging catcher for a few days. Gary Sanchez was lifted from New York’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays after taking a foul tip off the hand in the fourth inning. The power-hitting backstop lasted another half-frame before being removed for backup Kyle Higashioka. The good news is X-rays came back negative, so it shouldn’t be an injury that keeps him out of the lineup too long. The official ailment is a contusion to his right index and middle fingers.
Sanchez is coming off a disappointing 2020 campaign where he hit just .147 with ten home runs and 49 RBI. The man owned in over 90 percent of leagues, mostly because of the lack of offensive depth at the position, has gotten off to a better start this season. Sanchez is hitting .243, five points above his career average, to go along with a pair of homers and four RBI in ten games.
New York is the odds-on favorite to win the AL East at the FanDuel Sportsbook, going off at -200. They are also the top fave at +230 to win the American League. The Los Angeles Dodgers have the Bronx Bombers edged in the World Series futures market, but they are the only ones as the Yanks sit at +550.