Gary Sanchez out 4 Weeks After Biceps Injury Diagnosed as Grade 1 Strain

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistApril 10, 2017

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 02:  Gary Sanchez #24 of the New York Yankees in action against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium on October 2, 2016 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Baltimore Orioles defetaed the New York Yankees 5-2.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez will miss four weeks with a right biceps injury, manager Joe Girardi announced Monday, per Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

The 24-year-old was diagnosed with a Grade 1 strain of his muscle.

Sanchez exited Saturday's game against the Baltimore Orioles after fouling off a pitch and was placed on the disabled list later that night.

The catcher burst onto the scene last season with 20 home runs in just 53 games, helping him finish second in American League Rookie of the Year voting despite minimal time at the major league level. While big things were expected of him in 2017, he began just 3-for-20 with one home run in five games.

Austin Romine will become the team's go-to option behind the plate while Sanchez is unavailable.

 

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