Contrary to initial reports, New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez is heading to the 10-day disabled list again after reaggravating an injury in his right groin.
Draw your own conclusions, but it looks like Gary Sanchez is heading to the disabled list once again.
Confirmed by Buster Olney of ESPN, an MRI on Tuesday revealed that there was damage to the same groin he injured on June 24 while playing these same Rays in Tampa.
Sanchez reaggravated his right groin after a pitch from Luis Severino kicked away towards the third base coaching box in the first inning of Monday night’s game. This also happened to result in Jake Bauers scoring from the second base bag:
— Robert Flores (@RoFlo) July 24, 2018
It was on that pitch Gary Sanchez had appeared to take his sweet time while going after a wild pitch he happened to get crossed up on. Instead of hustling out of the squatting position, it seemed he had mental lapse while expecting Miguel Andujar to get the ball rolling away, but he had to cover third base as his first option.
On camera, I must say it looked much different to me and the YES Postgame:
Reaction to Gary Sanchez's at-bat to end the game pic.twitter.com/yV1XYUwjw3
— YES Network (@YESNetwork) July 24, 2018
I echo what Jack Curry had initially said but contrary to reports, Sanchez was indeed hurt.
This stint on the disabled should be a good time for Gary to get his head straight. Since returning from the DL last Friday, he’s hit 2-for-14 with one RBI in three games. With him as the everyday catcher, it will be a priority to make sure his legs (groin) are healthy enough upon his next return.
The medical staff has to make certain this doesn’t become a reoccurring issue.