HOUSTON — Miguel Andujar sat out once more Friday with a strained hand and wrist and supervisor Aaron Boone didn’t rule out a stint on the injured checklist.
“We’ll see,’’ Boone stated of constructing a roster transfer with Andujar, earlier than the Yankees’ 4-0 win over the Astros Friday evening at Minute Maid Park. “We’ll need to make a name after [Friday]. We’ll see if he’s out there.”
With Andujar sidelined, Tyler Wade began in left subject, with Brett Gardner in heart.
Andujar’s absence provides to the Yankees’ lack of depth within the outfield, as Clint Frazier can be on the IL with vertigo, based on the Yankees.
Reggie Jackson, now an adviser to Astros’ proprietor Jim Crane, was on the sphere earlier than Friday’s sport and spoke with a number of members of the Yankees, together with Boone. He left his particular adviser function with the Yankees earlier this yr.
Boone stated he was unaware of the Astros’ fan giveaways scheduled for this sequence at Minute Maid Park, which included a duplicate 2019 AL Championship trophy Friday, a duplicate 2019 AL Championship ring Saturday and a duplicate Jose Altuve jersey Sunday.
The Astros beat the Yankees within the 2019 ALCS, with Altuve ending the sequence with a walk-off homer off Chapman in Sport 6.
There have been additionally accusations the Astros’ continued to cheat in 2019 following their sign-stealing tainted 2017 ALCS win over the Yankees and ensuing World Sequence title.
“That’s their prerogative,’’ Boone stated of the timing of the giveaways.
Luke Voit didn’t play a day after being hit by a pitch on the suitable hand in Seattle. Boone stated Voit was “good to go” and the primary baseman was rested as a result of he was “a bit beat up this week.” Voit was additionally hit on the knee by a pitch on Saturday.
With Voit out, DJ LeMahieu began at first and Rougned Odor began at second.
Gerrit Cole stated the Gamers Affiliation met with MLB to debate how umpires verify pitchers for international substances. The checks have since turn out to be “extra discreet,” based on Cole.
Derek Dietrich reportedly signed a contract with the Nationals. He had been at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after signing a minor league take care of the Yankees in the course of the offseason.