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Yankees place Gary Sanchez on IL, call up Kyle Higashioka

Of course a key player got injured during this bizarre game.

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The Yankees and Twins played a wild game last night. Domingo German got rocked to the tune of eight earned runs, the Bombers took the lead in the ninth and subsequently blew it, but won in extras anyway.

In between all the drama, they also suffered an injury, because of course they did. Gary Sanchez exited the game in the eighth inning with an apparent injury. It was originally believed to be an ankle injury, but it’s a groin issue according to Lindsey Adler.

The Yankees catcher will be sent for an MRI today, and an IL stint is probably in his future. The odd thing is that he suffered a groin injury exactly a year ago in Tampa Bay.

A trip to the injured list might not be the worst thing in the world, considering that Sanchez has been nursing a thumb injury for the past few weeks. Not to mention the fact that he has been slumping hard in July—slashing .111/.186/.204 with just one home run this month.

We’ll keep you posted as the MRI results come in.


Gary Sanchez has indeed been placed on the 10-day injured list with a groin strain. As the corresponding move, the Yankees have called up Kyle Higashioka. In a flurry of other moves, Jonathan Holder was optioned to Scranton, and Nestor Cortes was recalled.