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Yankees' Gary Sanchez leaves game in fifth inning with possible arm injury

New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez walks off the

New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez walks off the field after injuring himself during an at-bat in the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore, Saturday, April 8, 2017. Photo Credit: AP / Patrick Semansky

BALTIMORE — Gary Sanchez left Saturday afternoon’s game against the Orioles in the fifth inning with what appeared to be a right arm injury of some kind.

The 24-year-old catcher, after fouling off a 97-mph fastball by Kevin Gausman, the sixth pitch of his at-bat, seemed to be favoring his right wrist or elbow.

Joe Girardi and a trainer were quickly out of the dugout and it didn’t take long for the manager to remove Sanchez from the game.

Austin Romine resumed the at-bat — the count was full — and took a ball to draw a walk. Romine scored later in the inning on a balk call against Gausman, which gave the Yankees a 3-1 lead. Starlin Castro followed with an RBI single to make it 4-1.

Sanchez, after a monster spring, had gotten off to a slow start to the season, but hit his first homer of the season in Friday night’s 6-5 loss. Sanchez also walked and singled in the game.

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