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.
Earlier today, C Gary Sánchez underwent left shoulder debridement performed by Yankees Head Team Physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. The surgery went as expected.— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) November 8, 2018
Brian Cashman says Gary Sánchez is having a surgery on his left shoulder this offseason. He says it has been bothering him since 2017.— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) November 8, 2018
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.
Gary Sanchez is going to have a left shoulder surgery, Cashman says. Still expected to be ready for Opening Day. Has been dealing with problem for a while. #Yankees— Brendan Kuty (@BrendanKutyNJ) November 8, 2018
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.