Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez made throws from 60 feet on Wednesday, the first time he has done so since he was placed on the disabled list with a right biceps strain. The Yankees said he would miss approximately four weeks.
Manager Joe Girardi said Sanchez has been catching five or six inning "games" with a pitching machine during his time on the disabled list and that he is progressing from the injury.
"He's been doing things like catching off the machine to try to keep his legs in shape, catching five or six innings," Girardi told reporters. "He's been blocking. I think he took some dry swings today, so everything is going well.
The 24-year-old catcher had one home run and two RBIs in four games this season before he was injured taking a swing against the Orioles on April 8.
He hit .299 with 20 home runs and 42 RBI in 53 games as a rookie in 2016.