The New York Yankees are looking forward to having Gary Sanchez return to their lineup this weekend against the Cubs in Chicago.
The New York Yankees are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now after a slow start to the season and their offense doesn’t seem to slow down. However, they are getting reinforcements this weekend.
According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said the team is still expecting star catcher Gary Sanchez to rejoin the team in Chicago for a rare series against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
“We have not changed the plan,” Girardi told Hoch. “There’s a good chance he’ll be in Chicago.”
On Tuesday night for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Sanchez went 2-for-4 with a first-inning solo home run and a fourth-inning RBI double. He was scheduled to make one more start as the designated hitter on Thursday morning before flying out to Chicago.
Sanchez has been on the disabled list since April 8 with a right biceps strain while fouling a ball off against the Orioles in Baltimore. He’s batting .150 (3-for-20) with one home run and two runs batted in this year.