The Yankees left their final game in London with another victory over the Red Sox, and yet another injury scare came there way.
It was Luke Voit first in the inaugural game on Saturday that he to leave with a core strain. And in the ninth inning of today's contest, Gary Sanchez wasn't behind the plate as he was for the first eight innings.
Speaking through a translator after the game, Sanchez admitted jamming his thumb on his glove hand during a pitch in the eighth inning that forced him to exit early.
"There was one pitch I caught and it hit my thumb," he told NJ.com's Brendan Kuty. "So it's a little sore. So we'll see. We'll see in the next couple of days how it feels. Hopefully it's nothing."
Sanchez doesn't seem worried that an IL stint is needed, but with him saying "the next couple of days," that could mean he'll be out for the Subway Series that kicks off on Tuesday in Flushing. He noted going through "therapy and treatment" to reduce the soreness and see if it's effective.
"I think I'm fine," he said. "I think it's just sore. I'll ice it really well and we should be fine."
Manager Aaron boone matched Sanchez' optimism that it isn't an injury to worry about.
"Not too concerned, but we'll keep an eye on it through the off day. I just thought it was best that he got out of there. I think it's just one of those things that happens every now and then to a catcher where you jam your thumb on a catch."
Sanchez definitely doesn't want to hit the IL again, with the MLB All-Star Game a litt more than a week away. The slugger was named the American League's starting catcher for the game in Cleveland. The Yankees also wouldn't want to lose the man that's hitting .2612 with 23 homers on the season, which is good for second in the AL.