Gary Sanchez’s minor-league rehab start could not have gone better.


The Yankees catcher went 2-for-4 with a home run in his first at-bat and an RBI double while catching seven innings for Triple-A Scranton on Tuesday.

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Gary Sanchez hopes to return to the Yankees lineup as soon as Friday night against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

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Sanchez is expected to catch again today, then DH for the RailRiders on Thursday morning before the Yankees determine whether he will go to Wrigley Field for the team’s weekend series against the Cubs, as expected.

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Jacoby Ellsbury suffered a bruised nerve in his elbow after crashing into the outfield wall to make a catch Monday, and it may eventually lead to a trip to the disabled list.

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Sanchez could play for the Yankees on Friday afternoon. The 24-year-old catcher has been out since he hit a foul ball and suffered a Grade 1 strain of his right brachialis muscle on April 8 in Baltimore.

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Austin Romine left early after injuring himself running the bases.

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Sanchez was hitting second in the lineup at the time of the injury, and Joe Girardi believes it will probably stay that way.


“I have started to think about it. I’ll probably talk to my coaches a little bit more. I want to see how he feels. My inkling is maybe put him back in the No. 2 hole,” Girardi said.


Last season, Sanchez belted 20 homers in just 53 games as a rookie. He has one homer in 20 at-bats in 2017. But Austin Romine has performed well behind the dish in Sanchez’s absence, ranking in the top-10 in baseball in catcher’s ERA.

With John Healy

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