The latest update on El Gary is a promising one. 

​New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez underwent successful ​shoulder surgery earlier today at a New York hospital. It was announced on Wednesday he'd be undergoing the operation. 

Sanchez ​​burst onto the MLB scene with a barrage of homers in 2016, but fell off last season, and injuries were a big reason why. 

Sanchez says that the shoulder has been bothering him since the 2017 season, so it's huge that he's finally getting it taken care of.

​​If Sanchez is to regain the form that saw him develop into one of the most feared power hitters in the league, then this surgery was a necessity. The additional good news? Sanchez is expected to be ready for opening day.

If a healthy Sanchez is taking the field for the Yankees in April, coupled​​ with a healthy ​Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton, the Yankees might hit even more homers than they did last year, which would be a sight to behold. Last season, Sanchez hit a rough .186, with 18 home runs and 53 RBI. 

But, with him expected to be ready for Opening Day, the focus for a bounce-back season starts now.