New York Yankeesâ€™ starting third baseman Gio Urshela had to leave Thursdayâ€™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 couldnâ€™t confirm that was the case. He did say, according to Marly Rivera of ESPN, that “hopefully itâ€™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 canâ€™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.
Yankeesâ€™ 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 arenâ€™t sure if they will be able to write his name on the lineup for tomorrowâ€™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.