New York Yankees’ Gary Sanchez exits with contusion to fingers

Mar 17, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez looks on against the Toronto Blue Jays at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez exited Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays with a contusion to his right index and middle fingers.

The Yankees said X-rays were negative and listed Sanchez as day-to-day.

Sanchez was hurt in the fourth inning when a foul ball by Randy Arozarena hit him in the right hand. He initially stayed in the game after being checked out for several minutes and then took his at-bat in the bottom half of the frame, flying out to center field.

Sanchez was replaced by Kyle Higashioka in the fifth inning.

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Sanchez was 0-for-1 with a walk on Saturday and is hitting .237 (9-for-38) with two homers and four RBIs. Last season, Sanchez batted .147 with 10 homers and 24 RBIs to go along with 64 strikeouts in 49 games in the shortened season.

–Field Level Media