New York Yankees’ Gary Sanchez, who has been battling a calf strain, is likely to return this Wednesday.
Good news is on the horizon for the Bronx Bombers after a weekend of ups and downs.
Gary Sanchez was first placed on the injured list April 12 with a calf strain. He was the 12th player to be put on that list during that time but he looks ready and raring to go.
Gary Sanchez is hammering balls all over Yankees Stadium in early BP. pic.twitter.com/kmY1aIlkC0
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) April 19, 2019
Sanchez has been participating in all baseball activities, but Aaron Boone and the coaching staff still wanted him to make at least one rehab start prior to his return. He will make a minor-league rehab start Monday, with a return to the majors in Wednesday’s contest against the Angels.
Gary Sanchez, before injuring himself, was slashing .268/.333/.732. He was one of New York’s best hitters and looked to be turning the page from a horrific 2018 season. This is good news for a team that has been decimated by injuries.
The team expects a possible return of Giancarlo Stanton next weekend as well, with a small chance of a Troy Tulowitzki sighting:
Boone said that he expects Gary Sánchez to return during the West Coast trip. Giancarlo Stanton is “possible” to return during that time as well. Troy Tulowitzki has an outside chance.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) April 19, 2019
The Yankees are in dire need of any “good news.” Sanchez will be the first to return from the impressive injured list lineup while more reinforcements are nearing their way back home.