Gary Sanchez undergoes left shoulder surgery

New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez underwent surgery on his left shoulder Thursday, the team announced.

Sanchez's non-throwing shoulder is expected to need at least three months of recovery time. The Yankees are hoping he will be ready for Opening Day.

Sanchez, who turns 26 next month, reportedly had debris removed from the shoulder.

The shoulder has bothered Sanchez for most of the past two years. He reportedly twice had cortisone shots during the 2018 season to reduce the pain.

Sanchez batted just .186 with 18 homers and 53 RBIs in 89 games this season. He also served two stints on the disabled list with groin injuries.

Sanchez was an All-Star in 2017 when he batted .278 with 33 homers and 90 RBIs in 122 games.