— Elite Sports NY (@EliteSportsNY) April 8, 2017
New York Yankees young phenom Gary Sanchez left Saturday’s contest with the Baltimore Orioles with an apparent arm injury.
After taking a hard swing on a 3-2 count in the top of the fifth inning against Kevin Gausman, the Yankee catcher crouched and seemed to be favoring his right elbow. Shortly after taking a practice swing, he grimaced and stopped the swing about 25 percent of the way through.
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Austin Romine replaced Sanchez mid at-bat and drew a walk, but the entire fan base and organization is holding their breath as they wait for an update.
General manager Brian Cashman walked into the Yankee training room to check on. ESNY will update this post as information becomes available. Sanchez is easily one of the most important players on the Yankees roster right now. Obviously, they’re hoping whatever happened is minor.
Since the start of 2016, Sanchez surprisingly has the highest WAR (3.1) among any Yankee hitter thanks to a historic start in which he tied Wally Burger as the fastest player to reach the 20 home run mark. Once again, hold your breath.
Gary Sanchez just left the game mid-at-bat. Grimaced and looks like he hurt his right arm. #Yankees
— ChristianKouroupakis (@TheRealCk260) April 8, 2017
Uh-oh. Gary Sanchez is leaving the game with what appears to be a right wrist injury. Happened on a foul ball.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 8, 2017