Catcher Gary Sanchez will miss time after testing positive for the flu
The hits just keep on coming for the New York Yankees. Earlier today, it was reported that Catcher Gary Sanchez tested positive for influenza. This news comes after Sanchez told team personnel he was dealing with a fever earlier this month. The 27-year-old catcher is expected to visit doctors on Friday where he will undergo further evaluation and testing.
Manager Aaron Boone said about Sanchez, “he’ll be re-evaluated on Friday. He’ll be away from us for the next couple of days, at least… We’ll see where he is at that point.”
Sanchez has missed time since March 6th after he reportedly was suffering from soreness in his lower back. Sanchez was scheduled to practice today, but he did not participate in any workouts. The Yanks’ catcher was expected to play against the Tigers on Friday, but those plans are now on hold.
Gary Sanchez has spent all five years of his MLB career with the New York Yankees. In 372 games with the Yanks, he has recorded 343 total hits for 105 career home runs. Last season, Sanchez posted a career-best 34 home runs which was the second most on the team in 2019.