Gary Sanchez, the Yankees catcher from New York, was added to the list of disabled people with a right groin strain, after he had argued for a few days in a loss of radiation.
An MRI on Tuesday confirmed the injury. Austin Romine kicks off the Rays on Catcher Tuesday, with Greg Bird acting as designated hitter
Monday saw a 7: 6 loss when Sanchez was knocked out in an unusual 4-6-3 playout. He did not crowd out of the batter's box and expressed regret after the game.
Had he jumped out of the batter's box, he might have come in first and allowed Aaron Judge to finish in ninth place] "I should have run harder," Sanchez said of a translator. "I could have done a better job."
Yankee manager Aaron Boone and Sanchez claimed that the catcher was well again after restoring the groin strain he suffered on the Yankees' last visit in June 24. Sanchez was injured while trying to hit a ground ball ,
After spending nearly four weeks on the disabled list, he returned to the lineup on Friday.
Sanchez's lack of effort not only hurt the Yankees at the end of the game;
With two outs in the first inning, Sanchez and Yankees ace Luis Severino got their signals confused with Ray's first baseman Jake Bauers, who was second on base.
"I thought I saw three fingers," Severino said, believing that Sanchez asked him to throw a slider. "He said to me, 'No, I called you one.'"
The catcher expected a fastball and had difficulty keeping Severinos Pitch in front of him. When it picked up, it skipped the third baseline. Lost at first, Sanchez seemed to be chasing the ball, thinking Bauer's would try to advance only one base.
But the opportunistic base runner became aggressive and took his third place. By the time Sanchez was using his speed toward baseball, Bauer's headfirsted forward from home, well ahead of Sanchez's litter.
"Yeah, that's another example, if I'd done a better job of being faster, getting the ball, maybe we have a chance to get him out at home," Sanchez said. "And that's my fault."
Information from ESPN's Coley Harvey has been used in this report.