Yankees: Two members of the starting lineup suffer injuries in Astros’ series finale

New York Yankees, Gio Urshela
Jun 30, 2019; London, ENG; New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela (29) runs to first base after hitting a two-run single during the seventh inning of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at London Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Flynn-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees’ starting third baseman Gio Urshela had to leave Thursday’s game against the Houston Astros with an injury. The visitors ended up winning the series finale 7-4 after the Bombers took the first two.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after the game that Urshela will undergo an MRI on his injured knee.

Urshela presumably got hurt while diving for a ball in the infield and making a throw, although Boone couldn’t confirm that was the case. He did say, according to Marly Rivera of ESPN, that “hopefully it’s nothing too serious.”

The Yankees skipper also said that Urshela was “stable” when put through initial testing. There is chance that the Bombers can get their star infielder back soon, but the result of the MRI will heavily dictate the outcome.

The Yankees can’t afford to lose Urshela

For now, he should be considered day to day with knee discomfort, and there is no certainty as to whether he will be available for the Yankees in their next game, as they will face the Washington Nationals.

The infielder was 2-for-3 with a double and a walk at the moment of getting removed from the game and being replaced by Tyler Wade in the top of the eighth inning.

He is currently hitting .276 with nine runs, four homers, 16 RBI, a stolen base and a .766 in the early going.

Yankees’ center fielder, who went 3-for-3 on Thursday against the Astros, is also banged up, per Boone.

Hicks unlike Urshela, stayed in play, but the Yankees aren’t sure if they will be able to write his name on the lineup for tomorrow’s game as he is dealing with a cramping issue in both of his legs.

The outfielder has been playing better in the last couple of games, and has raised his batting average to .202 after being at .139 on April 29.