The New York Yankees have designated shortstop Didi Gregorius Tampa as a part of his rehab progression that predicts he will return to the starting team in the next 20 days.
Manager Aaron Boone stated that he anticipates Didi will likely return under 20-days, and clearly, he’s making significant progress through the assignment.
On his first at-bat with Tampa, Gregorius launched a home run, showing his excitement to rejoin the first team and help them on their quest to the playoffs. The Yankees have been surprisingly good after losing a majority of their starting team to injury earlier in the years.
They’re still without Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Luis Severino, Dellin Betances, James Paxton, and others.
This is vintage Didi, pulling a fastball to right field and rounding the bases. It’s very exciting to see the Yankees’ starting shortstop progressing so well. He will likely fit right into the starting team moving Gleyber Torres back to second base, his natural position. However, I could see the Bombers featuring Didi as the designated hitter for a few days before supplanting him at the SS position.
The New York Yankees are getting reinforcements:
With Aaron Hicks returning last weekend, the Yanks are slowly gaining back their every-day players. With Miguel Andujar having season-ending surgery, I expect Gio Urshela to be the starting third baseman for the remainder of the season. The infield could like like this in the next two months:
3B: Gio Urshela
SS: Didi Gregorius
2B: Gleyber Torres
1B: Luke Voit
Reserve: DJ LeMaheiu