The Yankees have been bitten by the injury bug time and time again this season, and they may have suffered another pivotal blow on Tuesday night.
With two away in the top of the eighth inning, Gary Sanchez hit a sharp ground ball to shortstop. He was thrown out at first base, but as he tried to leg out the single, he lunged for first base with his right ankle landing awkwardly on the bag.
After the game, Aaron Boone announced that Sanchez had suffered a groin injury and called it a "possible IL" situation for Sanchez. Groin injuries have been an issue for Sanchez in the past as well, as he had two separate stints on the IL in 2018 due to similar issues.
Boone said that Sanchez will have an MRI on Wednesday.
"I felt it after I stepped on the base," Sanchez told reporters after the game via a translator. "It felt kind of like a cramp. It's nothing like what I had last year. The pain is completely different.
"We have to wait to have an MRI tomorrow. We'll see what kind of results they get."
Sanchez was immediately pulled from the game and replaced by Austin Romine behind the plate.
Sanchez's night ended with him going 0-5 at the plate with seven runners left on base.