On Saturday, Sanchez caught a bullpen session and went through two rounds of batting practice. According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Sanchez will continue on-field activities on Tuesday. The 25-year-old is scheduled to take on-field batting practice in Baltimore.
Aaron Boone told reporters that it is possible that the backstop could begin a rehab assignment in the near future. Boone stated that the rehab assignment could start at the end of the team’s series in Cleveland.
Prior to landing on the disabled list, Sanchez was struggling offensively. In 63 games, he posted a slash line of .190/.291/.433. Not only do the Yankees need Sanchez to be healthy, but they also need him to get back on track offensively.
With the All Star break approaching, the Yankees can use that extra time to ensure that their young backstop is fully ready to return to the lineup. As the Bronx Bombers gear up for the playoff stretch, they need to ensure that Sanchez is ready to help them compete for an American League East Division title.
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