Yankees place Gary Sánchez on injured list due to groin strain

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The Yankees announced on Wednesday that catcher Gary Sánchez has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained left groin. Catcher Kyle Higashioka and pitcher Nestor Cortes Jr. were recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Sánchez, 26, is hitting a slugging-heavy .229/.299/.508 with 24 home runs and 58 RBI in 328 plate appearances on the season. He suffered his injury running out a ground ball during Tuesday’s game against the Twins.

Higashioka, 29, has mustered a meager .521 OPS in four games in the majors this season. He has a .924 OPS in 53 games at Triple-A.

Cortes, 24, owns a 4.34 ERA and a 38/12 K/BB ratio across 37 1/3 innings in the big leagues this year.

Stanton, Donaldson, Kahnle activated by Yankees ahead of Dodgers series

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LOS ANGELES — Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Tommy Kahnle were activated by the New York Yankees ahead of their weekend series against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

New York cleared three roster spots after a 1-0 loss at Seattle, optioning infielder-outfielders Oswaldo Cabrera and Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre along with left-hander Matt Krook.

Stanton, Donaldson and Kahnle all played in a rehab game for Double-A Somerset. Stanton was hitless in three at-bats in his first appearance since injuring his left hamstring on April 15.

Donaldson went 1 for 4 in his fourth rehab game as he comes back from a strained right hamstring originally sustained on April 5.

Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up one run and one hit and walking two. He has been out since spring training with right biceps tendinitis.

Aaron Boone said he wasn’t concerned about Stanton returning after playing in just one rehab game. He did say that Stanton likely will be a designated hitter for a couple of weeks after rejoining the Yankees.

New York is missing centerfielder Harrison Bader, who strained his right hamstring against the Mariners and went on the injured list the next day.

Left-hander Carlos Rodón, sidelined since spring training by a sore left forearm and an ailing back, was transferred to the 60-day injured list.