The New York Yankees are expecting huge things from young catcher Gary Sanchez after he dominated in a cup of team as a rookie last season.
Unfortunately for the rebuilding Yankees, Sanchez’s ascension up the ranks of the game’s best young players might be put on hold here for a little bit.
The 24-year-old catcher exited Saturday’s game against the division-rival Baltimore Orioles with what looked to be a hand injury. It happened as Sanchez fouled off a pitch by Orioles starter Kevin Gausman in the top of the fifth inning.
#Yankees' young star Gary Sanchez leaves today's game with an apparent injury
— FOX Sports: MLB (@MLBONFOX) April 8, 2017
There’s no official word on Sanchez’s status. Though, the simple fact that he reached for his hand immediately after that awkward swing is most definitely not a good sign.
We’ll have further updates as they become available.