August 4, 2019 | 3:25am
Didi Gregorius sat both video games of Saturday’s split doubleheader against the Red Sox with a strained finger in his left hand and he quiet equipped one of the major better health news for the Yankees.
The shortstop took grounders between video games and reported no problems.
“Every thing went right,’’ Gregorius acknowledged following the Yankees’ sweep of the doubleheader in The Bronx.
Aaron Boone acknowledged he became once hopeful the shortstop would be on hand off the bench Saturday, but didn’t chase to him.
“He’s better this day,’’ Boone acknowledged sooner than the principle recreation. “I mediate we’re encouraged by what we’re seeing.”
The supervisor remained assured Gregorius would be in a location to sustain away from an IL stint, as DJ LeMahieu did when he sat for four video games with a tight groin sooner than returning for Friday’s series-opening engage over Boston.
Despite the fact that the Yankees determined to give Gregorius more atomize day, Boone believed they’ve ample depth to safe by, with Breyvic Valera quiet up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
“We’ll look where we are on the stop of the day,’’ Boone acknowledged. “I carry out now advise we are able to sustain away from an IL scenario and he’s day-to-day. We’re lined. We’re all good.”
That depth became once examined when Edwin Encarnacion became once lost with a fractured good wrist suffered all the plot in which by means of the principle recreation, changed by Mike Ford on the roster in the nightcap. Aaron Hicks left Sport 2 with good elbow disaster and can safe an MRI exam on Sunday.
And with Gregorius out again, Gleyber Torres became once aid at shortstop and Valera began at 2nd and had a chase-ahead single off Chris Sale in the fourth inning of the principle recreation.
“Chris Sale is with out doubt one of many appropriate pitchers in baseball,’’ Valera acknowledged by means of an interpreter. “After I walked in this day and noticed I became once playing against him, I became once treasure ‘Oof. I’ve obtained a tricky fight before me.’ Nevertheless you ignore the names and level of interest on the duty at hand.’’
Gary Sanchez (groin) took stay BP on the discipline on Saturday and the Yankees remain hopeful he’ll be in a location to rejoin the crew soon. He became once eligible to come aid off the IL on Saturday, but easiest honest began doing catching drills and may perhaps perhaps have some rehab video games.
Brett Gardner had his first multi-hit recreation since July 13 along with his three-hit afternoon in Sport 1 on Saturday.
The struggling Aaron Recall, who entered in a 2-for-21 funk, had his first additional-harmful hit in six video games along with his fourth-inning double in Sport 1. He went 2-for-5 in the nightcap. … The Yankees improved to 9-0 when Chad Inexperienced is feeble as an opener. He has a 2.13 ERA in those video games.
Gio Urshela added one other highlight-reel play to his resume in the principle recreation when he made a running take care of on a Sandy Leon disagreeable pop honest sooner than he with out be conscious met the netting along the third-harmful wall. … The Yankees appointed Likelihood Adams as their twenty sixth man for the doubleheader. … Tommy Kahnle became once named AL Reliever of the Month, with a 0.77 ERA and 17 strikeouts in a dozen July appearances.