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New York Yankees Place Gary Sanchez On The Injured List

Gary Sanchez rounds the bases for the New York Yankees.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - APRIL 07: Gary Sanchez #24 of the New York Yankees rounds the bases after hitting a two RBI home run against the Baltimore Orioles in the eighth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 07, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

This season has already been plagued with injuries for the New York Yankees. Unfortunately the hits keep coming for the 27-time champions, as Gary Sanchez is the latest star to miss time.

Before the season even began, the Yankees knew they'd be without Aaron Hicks. He has yet to play this year due to tightness in his back.

As the first few weeks went by, the Bronx Bombers also lost Miguel Andujar and Giancarlo Stanton. The former partially tore his labrum in his right shoulder, meanwhile the latter is dealing with a bicep strain.

On Thursday, the team sat Sanchez because he was dealing with pain in his left leg. Although it didn't sound too severe at first, it turns out that he'll be out of action for the next few weeks.

The Yankees are placing Sanchez on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain. In an effort to add more depth behind the plate, the team is calling up Kyle Higashioka from Triple-A.

Austin Romine will serve as the starting catcher for New York.

Sanchez has a .268 average with six homers and 11 RBI on the season. He did show improvements at the plate after struggling all of last year.

Despite entering this season with championship expectations, the Yankees are in second place in the AL East with a 5-7 record.