Yankees put C Sanchez on DL, send OF Frazier to minors
Sanchez was put on the 10-day disabled list Monday because of a strained right groin. Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before New York’s game at Philadelphia that Sanchez is expected to miss up to four weeks with a Grade 1 strain.
Austine Romine replaced Sanchez in the starting lineup.
Sanchez was hurt Sunday while running out a double-play grounder at Tampa Bay.
”Gary Sanchez out of your lineup, that’s a big deal,” Boone said. ”But we’ll take the positive out of it. Ro has done a great job obviously this year for us. It’s an opportunity for Higashioka to get up here and hopefully everyone can pick up the slack a little bit in his absence, but we feel like will be OK offensively.”
The 25-year-old Sanchez is hitting .190 with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs, a season after he made the AL All-Star team while batting .278 with 33 homers and 90 RBIs.
Frazier hit .350 in eight games after recently being promoted from the minors. The Yankees have the best record in the majors at 50-25.
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