Gary Sanchez was as startled as anybody by the news announced Friday.
The Yankees catcher has a strained left calf and became the 12th New York player on the injured list, a day after a precautionary MRI revealed the injury.
Right-handed reliever Dellin Betances, another member of that achy dozen, returned to New York on Friday to visit a doctor after his simulated game Thursday did not go well. Betances is dealing with a right shoulder issue.
Sanchez said through a translator that he was "surprised" by the MRI result, believing the tightness he felt in his calf this week wouldn't require him to miss more time. He was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday at Houston and struck out as a pinch-hitter. He said he felt fine after that game.
He had the MRI during a day off Thursday, and the Yankees decided the strain was severe enough to warrant placing him on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Thursday.
Trout to miss series
Mike Trout has been ruled out for the Los Angeles Angels' weekend series against the Chicago Cubs after he strained his right groin during the team's last homestand.
Trout visited Dr. Steve Yoon on Friday in Los Angeles. Angels General Manager Billy Eppler said imaging showed a reduced amount of swelling.
Manager Brad Ausmus said the team doesn't think Trout will need a stint on the injured list. He could rejoin the Angels for their next series in Texas.
Cubs backup catcher on IL
The Cubs placed Victor Caratini on the 10-day injured list with a broken bone in his left hand, sidelining the backup catcher for four to six weeks.
Caratini, 25, is scheduled for surgery Monday. He had been a pleasant surprise for Chicago, batting .571 with a homer and five RBI in six games.
He got hurt on a swing during Thursday night's 2-0 victory over Pittsburgh. A CT scan confirmed a fractured left hamate.
Edwin Jackson gets deal
Edwin Jackson agreed to a minor-league deal with the Oakland Athletics, which last year became his record-matching 13th big-league team.
A's manager Bob Melvin said the 35-year-old right-hander will go to the club's spring training facility in Arizona before pitching in some games for Triple-A Las Vegas.
Jackson also signed a minor-league deal with the A's last June, and then was 6-3 with a 3.33 ERA in 17 starts for Oakland, which was 14-3 in those games. With his A's debut, Jackson matched former reliever Octavio Dotel's record of pitching for 13 different teams.