Aaron Judge has gotten all the headlines in New York this year, but there’s another young player who was supposed to lead the Baby Bombers in 2017: Gary Sanchez. He has only played five games due to a strained right biceps. The Yankees activated Sanchez from the disabled list today, and he’ll bat third against the Cubs as New York opens its series against the Cubs at Wrigley.
Sanchez, of course, burst onto the scene late last season hitting .299/.376/.657 with 12 doubles, 20 homers and 42 RBI in just 53 games. He didn’t do much in the first week of this season, but he was hot on his recent minor league rehab assignment, going 5-for-13 with a homer and a couple of doubles.