12:30AM: Eusebio Torres, Gleyber’s father, tweeted (hat tip to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch for the translation) that his son is headed to Baltimore with the team, and “everything is fine” following his release from hospital. Urshela also told Hoch and other reporters that he was traveling with the team, though Hoch noted that Urshela’s legs were both wrapped in bandages.
11:33PM: The injury-riddled Yankees are once again having to hold their breath about some health situations, as infielders Gleyber Torres and Gio Urshela both made early exits from Sunday’s 7-4 win over the Red Sox.
Torres left the game after the seventh inning with what manager Aaron Boone described as “a core issue” in his postgame talk with media (including the YES Network). Boone was “not sure” when the injury occurred, and Torres was undergoing tests to further explore the problem.
Urshela’s issue was less mysterious, as he fouled two different pitches off his right knee area and left shin within the same at-bat in the sixth inning. Despite an on-field visit from team trainers, Urshela remained in the game through the next two frames, before finally being replaced in the field prior to the top of the ninth inning. In positive news, Boone said x-rays were negative on Urshela.
Torres and Urshela are two of the few Bronx Bombers who have avoided the injured list this year, and Torres is New York’s team leader in games played (103 of 111 contests). Torres is enjoying another excellent year, hitting .286/.353/.514 with 23 homers over 432 plate appearances.
Urshela isn’t far behind, with a .314/.359/.522 slash line and 12 homers over 320 PA. It’s been an astonishing breakout performance for a player who hadn’t shown anything remotely close to this level of offensive production in 499 Major League PA prior to this season, or over his 11 professional seasons in the major and minor leagues.
It’s been because of unheralded bench players like Urshela that the unbreakable Yankees have surged to a 72-39 record this season, despite losing almost every single member of their roster to the IL at one time or another with injuries ranging from minor setbacks to season-ending concerns. If either Torres or Urshela had to go on the IL, DJ LeMahieu would likely be shifted away from first base (as he was covering the position since Luke Voit and Edwin Encarnacion are both sidelined with injuries) and Breyvic Valera is on hand as the utility infielder. Tyler Wade and Thairo Estrada are on hand both at Triple-A for further depth.
They’re both going to the IL
Where did you hear about this doctor ? Or was this your professional diagnosis after treating the players?
What a lame reply. Stick to ball please
Actually neither lol
The way the Yankees have misdiagnosed almost every single injury this year, it wouldn’t shock me at all.
What injury was misdiagnosed? Wtf is wrong with Yankee fans?
Just give them the ring already: people are dying, Kim!
They don’t have the starting pitching. No ring this year. They’ll get crushed in the playoffs.
Certainly the Astros have dominant pitching. However, on paper, the Yanks have SPs that have the ABILITY and track record of being dominant too. Health is a big question but if healthy Paxton, German and Severino can miss bats. Happ, Tanaka and even CC, when on can shut down an offense. The Yanks offense isn’t as limited as it use to be. Certainly, Stanton, Voit, etc will return to be starters once again but I think the Yanks have as complete of an offense as any team. The only thing we CAN improve on his base stealing and creating run opportunities without a base hit. I would love it if we had a guy that an get to 3rd off of his speed. Get a hit, steal 2nd, move to 3b on an out and score on an out..
I would love to see if the Yanks pitching can step it up the remainder of the year. These are proud athletes. Right now the narrative is that the Yanks pitching sucks. When I watched German vs the Sox I saw the potential of a true front of the rotation stuff. Can German break thru this year? But he was fired up. All we need is for 2 or 3 of these guys to get hot. Give us 6 innings of 3 runs or less.
German does 4 things that I look for from a true potential ace and one REALLY good sign that I seldom see from Yankee pitchers. The 4 things I look for from a true FOR guy is really showed under their WHIP but it’s such a throw away stat now in a world of advanced analytics.
For his career:
a) Can he allow less hits than innings pitched? 181 hits in 204 IP.
b) Can he strike out more batters than innings pitched? 234 strike outs in 204 IP.
c) Can he limit his walks under 3 per 9 IP? Career 2.9 walks allowed per ( IP and down to 2.1 this season.
d) Can he limit his HR/9IP to 1 or less? This is where he fails. 1.6 for his career and 1.8 this season.
The thing we normally don’t see for Yankee pitchers is how they perform in Yankee stadium. 3.51 ERA at home vs a 5.68 ERA on the road. Across the board, all of his numbers are better at home.
Hits 76 hits in 102 IP. 129 Ks in 102 IP. .631 opponent OPS at home vs .809 on the road.
Yanks need to fight for home field advantage, If German can stay at this level or improve and we can get Paxton, Happ and Tanaka right and then maybe have a healthy Severino and maybe Sabathia coming out the pen along with the other guys then I think we can do it this year.
Verlander vs Yanks at YS has a 4.02 ERA.
Cole vs Yanks at YS has only pitched there once and gave up 3 runs in 6 IP.
Greinke vs Yanks at YS. Only 2 starts for a total of 7 IP and a 11.57 ERA.
I like out chance. Even better if we can get home field advantage.
Have you no mercy!?
Not sure who are the bigger overachievers this year, Yankees or Dodgers?!
Orioles. How that team isn’t on pace to be the worst or one of the worst teams in baseball history is amazing given the roster they have.
The O’s aren’t bad for a rebuilding team. They have Trey Mancini and Jonathan Villar and now Pedro Severino, Renato Nunez, Hanser Alberto, Anthony Santander and John Means. Its coming along.
Yankees by far. Dodgers have more talent and depth on paper. Yanks are getting contributions from players for this long that shouldn’t be.
And the Dodgers aren’t? Exactly who determined that the Dodgers have more talent on “paper”? And when did “paper” win in the playoffs and WS?
About time to admit that, with the exception of core talent on every team, each and every year players who have the chance step up and become known….for how long is the question….do they become part of that core talent or just fade back into obscurity?
Based on winning 100 games last year and 91 the year before…..not sure where you get your comment about the Yankees “overachieving”?
Seems like they’re right where they should be.
I think he meant “overachieving” considering the number of core players have been sidelined by injuries, especially those thst haven’t played at all or very little this year.
Neither they were both the best teams coming in
simply Yanks given how many injuries they have had to deal with.
Seems the numbers these guys are putting up, might be semi inflated. . .
Is the ballpark just extremely Live. ?
Or are these players seriously legit.
Even Maybin is hitting over .300 . . .
Urshela seems legit. Totally remade his swing. Been waiting fir the bubble to burst and he hasn’t slowed down all year. Maybin has been good but it’s probably small sample size. Tauchman, like Voit, had good minor league numbers but never really got a chance. Looks like a solid bench player.
I think yankee Stadium actually lowers batting averages since the walls are shallow and the OFs can play shallower to cut off singles. It’s not a big effect but it could explain a few extra HRs but not the .300 averages
Where is Fenway increases both avg and Hr with that wall!
I really think the right field fence down line should be moved back 10-15 feet.
I also think center should be moved back.
The only other thing I would do in Yankee Stadium is try to close off or redirect that open air flow in upper decks somehow to improve the noise quality and get that Yankee Stadium echo back and also maybe that will decrease home runs. .
Yeah, curiously enough, according to ESPN’s park factor ratings this season, Yankee stadium is dead last in net positive run production. Obviously, historically, quite the opposite is the case, so it’s likely just a fluke. Still, very odd to see that.
Everything is breaking the Yankees way when it comes to players stepping up in big ways. I’d say the 2019 Yankees are gonna be like the 2018 Red Sox in that they could do wrong but still end up winning the game somehow
Well and the fact they have been building for a decade for this run
Luck definitely plays a factor but I’m not complaining. CC has pitched with a homerun problem all year long yet somehow not bad enough to keep his team out of the game and make it sustainable.
They can always use the injuries when they get beaten by Houston in the playoffs.
Lol Houston? Dominated them last year, .500 against them this year and NY should easily have home field with their remaining schedule
Yea that’s before Houston got Grienke. Funny how I don’t remember the Astros dominating the Yankees in the playoffs last year..Oh wait they didn’t, Regular season matchups mean squat unless there needed to decide home field when teams finish with identical records.
What a course
It’s the Yankees pinstripe effect!
Sounds like Torres is ok. Give him the day off tomorrow and call it good. Thank you, Jesus!
Maybe give him a few days off and plan for the postseason? Why rush it right now? And, imo, a 10 day stint isnt the worst idea either especially if he NEEDS it. Lol geez mon
a 10 day stint might not be the best idea with everyone that is on the IL. last thing we want too is for him to miss 10 days and then have to deal with an adjustment period slump when he comes back
I am not sure how you go to the hospital for tests and nothing is wrong. Anyway, it seemed like Torres might have a leg injury, when he shook his leg after running to first base.
That’s what tests are for. To see if anything is wrong.
If they say nothing is wrong, something is more than likely wrong. Its call gamesmanship. Dont let the Rays or Red Sox or anyone else for that matter know the exact truth. I’d sure hate to see a guy get clipped with a 96mph fastball to a bad leg, shoulder, anything because a division is up for grabs.
something wrong “that requires surgery or a long time on the IL”.
Does it even matter? Somehow the Yankees just win no matter what. Who cares?
Hey Yanks fans. If Cashman and the rest of your front office is so smart then why didnt they go out and get any kind of insurance for the playoff push?? Maybe a guy like Galvis from Toronto might have been a cheap acquisition to bide the time if and when an an injury occurs to your infield. Not one move made. Fail.
That means they need to drop someone off the 40 man roster. Doubt Galvis is worth someone from the roster.
That’s not the issue… the yanks have the stick depth to survive this and even more.
The issue is the arms and specifically the starters. Happless and cc are terrible and pax and Tanaka inconsistent. German has been a savior but who knows.
Assuming they get to the playoffs, be prepared to see a Yankee game with “openers” as they’ve been pretty successful with that concept so far….that’s one way to get past the starting pitching depth…..Houston will pose the biggest challenge but the playoffs mark the beginning of 0-0 records so who knows!
Houston’s pitching last year was pretty good and the Yankees lost 2 games by 2-1 scores….hopefully this year they find a way….
Yanks will use no opener. They’ll have Sevy and Monty back.
Yanks Dominated Houston last season, and are .500 against them this year. Houston doesn’t scare anyone. They better watch Oakland
Better hope Greinke gets a start in NY with his anxiety issues.
Lol starters are top 5 in era in the AL. Lol
They have insurance within reach…its called their minor league system which was a much better option than Galvis or any other position player…that’s why!
Mark Reynolds or Lucas Duda?
Because they have so much depth in the minors and an entire Mlb roster on IL. Yanks are loaded
Does Cash still have to oeuvre how smart he is, or at least when it comes to position players, considering how they’ve thrived while not having key starters in the lineup? He’s turned a lot of journeyman types into contributing starters.
I heard their announcer and bat boy were also removed for injuries.
Announcer Michael Kay is already injured. Sterling has even missed time.
“Babbling John” Sterling. Do Yankees fans enjoy such dim witted nonsense?
A lot do. I do not.
As a matter of simple humanity, the Yankees should be permitted to play some of their games as computer simulations.
Yanks are on a fool’s errand this season.
Easily the most mind boggling perspective of the Yankees are variations of “they’re lucky to be where they are now considering who’s been starting”
ummm, you mean Major League Baseball Players?
I only point that out because, in the next breath, we’re reminded it’s a team sport