Gary Sanchez to undergo left shoulder surgery this week

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez will have surgery on his left shoulder later this week, general manager Brian Cashman announced at the GM meetings on Wednesday in Carlsbad, Calif.

Cashman added that Sanchez, who turns 26 next month, is expected to be ready for Opening Day.

The procedure is to remove debris from Sanchez's non-throwing shoulder, which bothered him throughout the season.

Sanchez is coming of the worst season of his three-year career, hitting .186 with 18 home runs and 53 RBIs in just 89 games.

The catcher followed up his 2016 rookie campaign with an All-Star season in 2017, hitting .278 with 33 home runs and 90 RBIs in 122 games.