It is no secret that the New York Yankees have had a very difficult season health-wise, maybe even more than the much-maligned 2019 campaign. Virtually every piece of the lineup has lost time due to injury, not to mention several starters and a couple of key relievers. Among the players that have suffered injuries in 2020 is the starting third baseman Gio Urshela.
Urshela, who took the New York Yankees’ third base job early in 2019 after Miguel Andujar was injured, is nursing a bone spur in his right elbow, the one he uses to throw the baseball.
After the Yankees defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 12-1 at Sahlen Field in Buffalo on Tuesday, Urshela said that he hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of undergoing surgery in the offseason.
The Yankees are riding the hot streak
He left the door open on a potential surgery in a video conference. â€œI donâ€™t know yet,â€ he told the media in the call. â€œWeâ€™re going to have to see howâ€™s the elbow at the end of the season.â€
While the Yankees’ infielder is wearing a sleeve, he had â€œno pain, no soreness. Itâ€™s like Iâ€™ve got a new arm. It feels really good.â€
While it is refreshing for fans to hear that the Yankees’ primary third baseman has no pain, it is something that will likely need to be addressed later down the road.
Urshela is currently on a hot streak, as the Yankees prepare for another postseason full of dreams and hopes. Last night, he had four hits and in his last 11 games, he is 20-for-45 (.444) with 10 RBI.
The Yankees have to be thrilled with Urshela’s success this season. Heâ€™s currently at .308 with six home runs, 29 RBI and a .895 OPS. He has matured as a batter this season, hitting the ball with authority to all fields and tapping into his power with frequency.