Yankees Prospects: Injury updates on Gary Sanchez, Luis Torrens, Tyler Austin, Bryan Mitchell, and Ty Hensley

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

In the wake of Jose Campos needing Tommy John surgery, here are some more injury notes I was able to track down from various sources:

Tyler Austin

Austin has been placed on the disabled list with a strained groin, which he suffered on Wednesday night when he stole third base. Word is that it isn't too serious, so Austin shouldn't be out for long. After dealing with an injured wrist for much of the 2013 season, Austin really needed to have a healthy 2014. He has a slightly below-average .250/.333/.346 batting line, though he might have been heating up (six hits in his last five games) before going down. Maybe this ends up being nothing and he picks it back up, but we don't know yet.

Ty Hensley

According to his personal Twitter feed, former first-round prospect Ty Hensley is pitching bullpens again. The big right-hander has been limited to just 12 professional innings, all coming in 2012. Since then he missed the entire 2013 season after undergoing double hip surgery. Hensley will likely continue to workout and pitch at the Yankees complex in Tampa and could then join Short Season Staten Island this summer.

Bryan Mitchell

Yankees pitching prospect, Bryan Mitchell has been placed on the disabled list with elbow inflammation. Any kind of elbow injury is concerning, especially just after the Campos news, but luckily, the MRI came back clean, so it could just be a matter of waiting for the inflammation to clear up. He was brought up to the majors on April 20th and was sent back down the next day without getting into a game. Mitchell has a 4.26 ERA and 2.07 FIP over four starts this season at Double-A Trenton and it was somewhat of a surprise that he was called up at all.

Gary Sanchez

Sanchez is being held out of games at the moment because he's dealing with some soreness in his hand. Trenton Thunder manager Tony Franklin says it's more of a precautionary thing, so he could be back very soon. Sanchez has gotten off to a good start, hitting.286/.385/.429, so the faster he gets back the better. UPDATE: Sanchez played today .

Luis Torrens

Torrens has been out of action since the 15th and Kale Sumner has replaced him on the roster, while Torrens has been sent to "Staten Island." I wasn't sure if he was hurt or demoted for hitting just .154/.353/.269 so far this season. He's about 2.5 years younger than the average player at the Low-A level, so he certainly could be overmatched.

It turns out he has been dealing with some kind of shoulder issue. He's still catching bullpens, though he isn't throwing the ball just yet. Torrens will probably rejoin the Charleston RiverDogs sometime next week and will get another chance to prove he can hit at this level.

Other injuries:

Fred Lewis and David Herndon have also been placed on the disabled list, but I have yet to uncover what for. According to RailRiders beat writer Donnie Collins, Lewis left Thursday night's game with some kind of hand injury. Herndon, though, is a total mystery.

According to Baseball America's Minor League Transactions update for the week, Charleston RiverDogs center fielder and 2013 eighth-round pick Brandon Thomas has been placed on the disabled list. There's no information on what it might be, though.

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