Along with their unending COVID-19 points, the Yankees’ season-long parade to the injured listing continued Monday when third baseman Gio Urshela was shelved with a strained hamstring.
Urshela underwent an MRI examination and has been recognized with a “Grade 1 or Grade 2 pressure,” supervisor Aaron Boone stated following Monday’s 7-1 loss to the Orioles.
“He’s truly doing fairly nicely, so we will back-date it a few days [to Sunday],” Boone stated. “He’ll proceed to ramp up right here within the subsequent couple of days and hopefully it is going to be simply one other week or eight days or so.”
Boone additionally revealed that Gerrit Cole shall be scratched from his scheduled begin Tuesday after he grew to become the newest Yankee to check optimistic for COVID-19 this season.
Domingo German, who was positioned on the IL over the weekend in Miami with a shoulder concern, has been recognized with what Boone termed “a low-grade rotator cuff pressure.” German shall be shut down for round 7-10 days, in accordance with Boone.
Maybe essentially the most pleasure for the house crowd of almost 29,000 Monday got here within the backside of the eighth inning, when the lopsided recreation was delayed for a number of minutes whereas the grounds crew tried to corral a stray cat free on the warning observe, prompting the followers to chant “MVP” and “Let’s Go Cat.”
“That factor was fairly elusive to catch there,” outfielder Joey Gallo stated. “Their techniques to get it I feel might’ve been labored on. However that factor was fast.”
Common designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton began within the outfield for the third time in 4 video games. Aaron Decide served because the DH with Stanton manning proper discipline after beginning twice in left towards the Marlins.
“I feel firstly the power to get on the market a few times per week is de facto useful team-wise,” Boone stated. “We’re in the midst of 17 video games in a row proper now. [Judge] is coming off the COVID-IL and taking part in day by day. It permits me to DH him right now coming off the highway journey.”
Corey Kluber (shoulder) tossed a 22-pitch simulated recreation off the Stadium mound earlier than the sport. Boone stated the outing “went rather well” and known as it “one other actually optimistic step.”
Luis Severino (elbow) will start a minor league rehab task Tuesday for Double-A Somerset Clint Frazier (vertigo) additionally “might” start a minor league rehab task Tuesday, Boone stated.
The Yankees honored and confirmed highlights of Thurman Munson earlier than the sport. It was the forty second anniversary of the All-Star catcher’s demise in a aircraft crash in 1979.