Even after adding Andrew McCutchen and Adeiny Hechavarria, the Yankees aren't done making additions.
Gary Sanchez is about to return from the DL. He initially hit the shelf on June 25 and returned for three games before being placed back on the DL, but feels ready to go.
"I feel good," Sanchez said Friday. "I'm ready to play."
His manager agrees.
"I think he is in a really good place right now physically,'' Aaron Boone said.
Sanchez has struggled this season, hitting .188/.283/.416 with 14 HR and 42 RBI after hitting .278 in 2017 and .299 in 2016.
"Conditioning-wise he came out of his rehab assignment well," Boone said. "All the reports are that he is catching really well, so really excited to get him back in the lineup [Saturday].''
The Yankees take on the Tigers at 4:05 p.m. as September starts with the team 7.5 games back of the first-place Red Sox and are up 4.5 games on the Athletics to host the Wild Card game.
"We had a really good pace going this time around. I ran more, I trained more on my defense, I played more games down there," Sanchez said. "It was just making sure everything was OK and going at a good pace. The trainers had a good plan in place and following that and going through every step."