Jesse Litsch has a career-threatening infection

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There are a lot of ways for careers to end, but if Jesse Litsch’s career ends this way, it will be simply awful.

Back in March, Litsch was shut down due to some shoulder soreness. During his down time, he was given an anti-inflammatory injection in the area of the pain. That got infected, however, and he had to have emergency surgery.

Two months later and the infection is still causing problems, to the point where Litsch said this morning that it has become “career threatening.”

Litsch has a 4.16 ERA in 88 career appearances, 67 of which were starts.  Here’s hoping he gets more.

Yankees activate Gary Sanchez

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The Yankees have activated catcher Gary Sanchez from the 10-day disabled list. To clear a roster spot for him, the Yankees optioned Kyle Higashioka to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Sanchez missed close to a month with a strained groin. His return is more than just a comeback from an injury, however. It’s a chance to start the season over in a sense, with the hopes of putting his dreadful first half behind him. The Yankees catcher hit a horrible .190/.291/.433 with 14 home runs, 41 RBI, and 36 runs scored in 265 plate appearances before going down. He’ll look to get back on track against the Mets tonight.