“Which is somewhat of good news, but still it’s going to be some time,” said Boone, who declined to speculate on a timetable for Sánchez’s return.
The 26-year-old, an All-Star for the second time, is batting .229 with 24 homers and 58 RBIs. He was hitting .274 through June 21, but he is 10 for 85 (.118) since then with one homer and six RBIs. He hit the ball hard in his last two at-bats on Tuesday, but Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco made a pair of sharp defensive plays to initiate the groundouts.
The Yankees also optioned right-hander Jonathan Holder to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and recalled catcher Kyle Higashioka and left-hander Nestor Cortes Jr. from the RailRiders.
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