The New York Yankees had to play Tuesday nightâ€™s game against the Toronto Blue Jays without their starting shortstop, Gleyber Torres. The reason behind his absence is because he sustained an injury during Mondayâ€™s victory against the same foe.
During Mondayâ€™s tilt, the Yankeesâ€™ star jammed his ring finger while diving back into a base, and manager Aaron Boone decided to give him a day off and write Gio Urshelaâ€™s name in the shortstop position in the lineup card.
The Yankees had Gleyber Torres receive precautionary X-rays and a CT scan after the unfortunate injury in his right hand. Thankfully, there appears to be no structural damage, as both tests came out negative.
The Yankees think Torres can be back on Wednesday
Boone hopes to have Torres back in the lineup for Wednesdayâ€™s series finale vs. the pesky Blue Jays at TD BallPark in Dunedin, Fla.
â€œHe was pretty sore [Monday] night,â€ Boone told MLB.com. â€œWe had them get X-rays and a CT scan just to rule everything out. It came back clean. Heâ€™s still a little bit sore [Tuesday], but I would say that heâ€™s probably available to us — certainly, in an emergency, but maybe even more than that.â€
He wound up not playing on Tuesday night as the Yankees fell to 5-6 on the young season.
Urshela hadnâ€™t played shortstop since 2018, but he slid over there and spelled his injured Yankeesâ€™ teammate.
â€œI have a lot of confidence in Gio when he has a glove on his hand and heâ€™s standing in the infield,â€ Aaron Boone said. â€œI expect him to go out there and play the way heâ€™s capable of, handle the routine play and contribute to a victory for us. Gio is one of the last people I worry about on the defensive side of the ball.â€