Gary Sanchez has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a left calf strain, retroactive to April 11.
Sanchez pinch hit Wednesday night and after the game the Yankees and Sanchez both said that his calf wasn’t serious. Don’t believe what you hear, I guess. It’s unclear how much time Sanchez might miss but, until he’s back, Austin Romine will be the catcher and Kyle Higashioka, who was called up from Scranton, will back him up.
The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rangers and pitcher Jordan Lyles have agreed to a contract. ESPN’s Jeff Passan provided the details, reporting that it is a two-year, $16 million deal.
Lyles, 29, split last season between the Pirates and Brewers, performing much better with the latter. Overall, he compiled a 4.15 ERA with a 146 strikeouts and 55 walks across 141 innings. It was a return to full-time starting for Lyles, who had performed mostly as a reliever from 2016-18.
The Rangers also inked Kyle Gibson to a three-year, $30 million contract last week. Gibson and Lyles will join a rotation that also includes Mike Minor and Lance Lynn as well as youngster Kolby Allard.