Yankees activate Gary Sanchez, send Higashioka to Triple-A

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have activated catcher Gary Sanchez from the disabled list and sent backstop Kyle Higashioka to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Sanchez has been out since June 25 with a strained right groin. He’ll return as expected when New York returns from the All-Star break against the Mets at Yankee Stadium on Friday night.

New York announced the move Thursday night.

Sanchez was having an underwhelming season by his own standards prior to the injury, batting .190 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs in 63 games. He homered twice over three rehab games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Higashioka batted .167 with three homers in 11 games while Sanchez was out.

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Yankees activate Gary Sanchez, send Higashioka to Triple-A

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have activated catcher Gary Sanchez from the disabled list and sent backstop Kyle Higashioka to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Sanchez has been out since June 25 with a strained right groin. He’ll return as expected when New York returns from the All-Star break against the Mets at Yankee Stadium on Friday night.

New York announced the move Thursday night.

Sanchez was having an underwhelming season by his own standards prior to the injury, batting .190 with 14 homers and 41 RBIs in 63 games. He homered twice over three rehab games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Higashioka batted .167 with three homers in 11 games while Sanchez was out.

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Jaromir Jagr in no rush to return to NHL next season

Jaromir Jagr says he’s in no rush to make another attempt to play in the NHL next season. But that doesn’t mean he’s ready to hang up the skates just yet.

“My only goal, for now, is to feel better tomorrow than I felt today and to make it a day-by-day progress,” Jagr said in an interview with Michael Langr of NHL.com. “That way I can hopefully get to the point where I feel great one day.”

Langr reports that the 46-year-old has been practicing in the Czech Republic with Ryitiro Kladno, the professional team he owns. Jagr had considered a return to the NHL but has put that on hold until he’s able to recover from a knee injury, according to Langr.

Jagr played 22 games with the Calgary Flames last season, scoring a goal and seven points before being loaned to Kladno for the remainder of the year.

In his interview with Langr, Jagr admitted that age has caught up to him a bit but he said he won’t let it stop him from trying to get back onto the ice this season.

“My biggest limit is age. There are things I would like to handle but I can’t do it anymore,” Jagr said. “At my age, these limitations come more and more often. But I believe that when my leg and the entire body gets stronger, it will all get better and better.”

Jagr sits second all-time in NHL scoring with 1,921 points and third in goals with 766. He won two Stanley Cups over his 24 seasons, both with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992. The future Hall-of-Famer also won the Hart Trophy in 1999 and the Art Ross Trophy five times.

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Hader challenged to ‘re-earn the trust’ of Brewers teammates

MILWAUKEE — Brewers general manager David Stearns wants reliever Josh Hader to “re-earn the trust” of his teammates when he rejoins the team Friday.

Milwaukee is set to resume its season following the All-Star break, the first time the club will assemble since Hader’s years-old racist and homophobic tweets surfaced during the All-Star Game.

“He’s going to have to work very hard to re-earn the trust of some people who may question who he is right now,” Stearns said. “I think I know who Josh Hader is, and I personally do not believe that these comments represent who he is as a person.”

The 24-year-old Hader apologized and took responsibility for the tweets after the game, saying they did not reflect his values or the person he is now.

He’ll return to a conflicted clubhouse, though teammates seem eager to accept Hader’s apologies.

“It’s a lot to deal with. I can’t really defend anything he said. I know it was a long time ago but at the same time, those tweets are wrong. It’s a lot,” third baseman Travis Shaw said before an optional workout Thursday at Miller Park. The team’s five All-Stars, including Hader, did not take part.

“I can defend the person he is now. I would have never guessed that something like that would come from him,” Shaw added. “He’s a good kid now. I’d never in a 100 years guess that he’d say something like that.”

Hader may address the team collectively. At the least, he’ll have questions to answer.

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