This might isn't a good sign regarding the status of Gary Sanchez.
The Yankees are calling up catcher Kyle Higashioka from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Scranton manager Jay Bell said Thursday night, according to the Times-Tribune's Conor Foley.
Sanchez was the designated hitter on Tuesday and did not start on Wednesday because of tightness in both legs. Sanchez pinch-hit in the eighth inning Wednesday and struck out.
Higashioka was taken out of Scranton/Wilkes-Barre's game Thursday after three innings; he had a two-run single in the first.
Perhaps the move is just to give the Yankees an extra catcher for a few days as insurance for Austin Romine, with Sanchez maybe able to DH while his legs recover.
But if Sanchez has to go on the injured list or miss a significant amount of time, it would be yet another crucial blow to the Yanks, who have been dealing with injuries all over their roster.
Sanchez has been off to a good start after struggling last season. In 45 plate appearance, Sanchez is slashing .268/.333/.732 with a team-high six homers and 11 RBI.