Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius will begin the season on the disabled list with a shoulder injury that is expected to sideline him until May, General Manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday.
Gregorius was found to have a strained right shoulder, his throwing shoulder, which he injured Saturday while playing in an exhibition game for the Netherlands as it prepared for a semifinal of the World Baseball Classic. He will not participate in any baseball activities for two weeks and then will be examined further. He is expected to be out for about six weeks, said Cashman, speaking to reporters in Tampa, Fla.
Cashman said his staff had had a long meeting about how to replace Gregorius. The options are likely to come from within the organization, but they will not include Gleyber Torres, the Yankees’ top prospect, who is having a torrid spring but is only 20 and has not played above Class A. He was assigned to Class AA on Tuesday.
I don’t think this is a major problem, honestly. Even if you think Didi is a 3 win player, a month is only one half of a win. I assume we’ll mostly see Ronald Torreyes at short, with maybe some Starlin Castro.
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