Curtis Granderson to undergo precautionary MRI on right elbow

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According to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com, Curtis Granderson was scratched from tonight’s lineup against the Blue Jays due to right elbow soreness.

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman classified his level of concern as “two or less” on a scale of one to 10, so it doesn’t sound like there’s any serious cause for alarm, but the slugging center fielder will be sent for a precautionary MRI tomorrow.

“He reported that his elbow is a little sore,” Cashman said. “We’ll do a precautionary MRI to make sure it’s nothing significant. We don’t believe it is. Better safe than sorry.”

Granderson, who turned 31 earlier this month, batted .262/.364/.552 last season while establishing new career-highs with 41 homers, 119 RBI, 136 runs scored and a .916 OPS.

Gary Sanchez likely headed to disabled list

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Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez exited Sunday afternoon’s game against the Rays in the 10th inning due to a hip/groin issue. Manager Aaron Boone said Sanchez is likely headed to the 10-day disabled list, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch reports.

Sanchez went 0-for-4 with a walk before departing. He appeared to suffer the injury running to first base when he grounded into a 6-4-3 double play in the 10th inning. On the season, Sanchez is batting .190/.291/.433 with 14 home runs, 41 RBI, and 36 runs scored in 265 plate appearances.

Austin Romine replaced Sanchez in the 10th inning and will handle the bulk of the catching responsibilities while Sanchez is out.