It appears Gary Sanchez will return to the Yankees in time for the series opener against the defending World Series champion Cubs.
The Kraken took to Twitter to inform the fans himself that he will indeed be back in the pinstripes.
The backstop has been sidelined since the first week of the season with a bicep strain. In 20 at-bats so far in 2017, Sanchez has just three hits and one homer. However, it’s a small sample size and fans have no reason to be worried. In his five minor league rehab games, the 24-year-old went 6-for-18 (.333) with a double and two home runs.
Austin Romine has been doing a fine job filling in, hitting .316/.349/.456 thus far. However, he exited Tuesday’s game against the Blue Jays due to cramping in his groin. With Kyle Higashioka still hitless in 18 major league at-bats, the time is right for Sanchez to return.
The Yankees-Cubs three game set opens at 2:20 pm ET at Wrigley Field on Friday.