Catcher Gary Sanchez is going to get another opportunity at the the big league level with the Yankees, as the team has promoted him from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The Yankees will be hosting the White Sox, and they are slated to pitch lefties on Friday and Sunday, giving the Yankees a need on the right side of the plate.
With Alex Rodriguez still on the shelf, it appears as though Sanchez will find himself in the DH role for this series. Entering play last night, Sanchez was hitting .280 with five home runs and 30 RBI's in 26 games.
More news from around the American League East:
- The Red Sox offense is on pace to go down as one of the best of all time. Comparing them to some of the great offenses of all time, this year's version of the Red Sox find themselves at the top of the list, so far.
- D Rays Bay complied a list of the latest news and links surrounding the Rays, including some quotes about Chris Archer's rough start and his struggle to throw strikes.
- Teams are shifting more and more every day, with stats playing a role at the heart of it all. Blue Jays slugger Josh Donaldson could be vulnerable to this increase of the shift.
- When looking at the Orioles pitching staff, there is no Clayton Kershaw, or Max Scherzer, but this staff is still putting together some solid numbers.