Gregorius has been diagnosed with a heel contusion. He suffered the injury in a collision at first base on Sunday. It’s still not clear how long Gregorious will be sidelined, though the fact that the team waited to make the placement at least indicates some hope that it won’t be a terribly significant absence.
The Yanks are already going without a few of their core players, though it’s not likely to matter much in the ultimate standings. With a nine-game void in the division, but also a hefty Wild Card cushion, the New York club seems destined for a play-in game.
Nevertheless, it’s hardly a roster situation the Yankees would prefer to deal with at this stage of the season. Adding Voit will bring another offensive asset to the majors, though it leaves the defensive array looking even more stretched.
The plan seems to be for Gleyber Torres to step in at shortstop, with Neil Walker moving to his accustomed second base, per a recent report from Dan Martin of the New York Post. That’ll leave a hole in the outfield. Certainly, the Yanks could make do with existing players, though the appeal of an outside addition seems to be on the rise as well.