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.