The Yankees announced Friday that third baseman Gio Urshela and right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga have been placed on the 10-day injured list. Urshela is dealing with a bone spur in his right elbow, while Loasigia has “a medical condition that prevents him from playing and necessitates placement on the injured list,” per the team’s release. Manager Aaron Boone tells reporters (Twitter link via The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler) that Loaisiga’s condition is not Covid-19 related. Infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar and righty Miguel Yajure are up from the team’s alternate site.
Urshela, 28, has continued last year’s breakout showing in 2020, getting out to a very strong .272/.358/.515 start at the plate and swatting six homers in his first 120 plate appearances. He heads to the injured list, alongside shortstop Gleyber Torres, less than a week after DJ LeMahieu returned from the injured list. The Yankees are also without key sluggers Aaron Judge (strained calf) and Giancarlo Stanton (strained hamstring).
There’s no further information on Loaisiga at this point. It’s a rather ominous update on the 25-year-old righty, who has pitched quite well in 17 frames with the Yankees in 2020. Loaisiga has a 20-to-4 K/BB ratio and a 3.18 ERA in that short time, and he’s also induced grounders at a solid 48.8 percent clip. His absence will be felt by the Yankee pitching staff, but the greater concern is his overall well-being. Best wishes to the young right-hander on a full recovery.
Sad to hear about Lasagna
that’s a scary thing to hear for Loaisiga. hope he’s okay.
But what exactly is it?
Everyone is having injuries or covid this year so a lot of times it’s who has better replacement players helping. This is one of the reasons why this season is going to be hard to count seriously. The record this year isn’t a representation of how good your team really is. Phillies are the only team Ik that have been healthy other than a few relievers and they still can’t crack first place lol
Organizational depth always matters, regardless of the length of the schedule. This is why the Dodgers are the best organization/team in the sport. Guys get hurt, quality players step in to replace them. No one complained this week when Bellinger, Turner, and Buehler joined Rios. Kelly, Baez, Nelson, and Wood among the injured. Kershaw, Smith, Seager, and Betts have also missed game with various ailments. Price opted out. Yet they are 29-10 with 18 wins in their last 21.
the LAD haven’t been to the WS in 32 years.
Huh? Yeah they have… do you mean they haven’t WON the WS? Because they obviously have been to it… the Red Sox last WS victory was over LA…
Dodgers are a different breed lol. Most teams can’t do that. I would say all can’t except them.
Counterpoint. It’s harder to win with all these variables and extra teams in the playoffs. It is fully legitimate and you need to come around.
More Prom Queen damage and still no pitching. Lasagna and Cessa are no great loss. The Yankees can’t seem to put together a World Series contender. Way too much fluff and not enough blue collar men of steel.
The hits keep on coming. Hope Lasagna is ok. Sounds like Urshela is going to need clean up surgery eventually since bone spurs don’t heal itself.
I’m surprised to read about Urshela’s elbow injury. Late in Thursday’s game against the Mets, he seemed to have trouble running the bases. So I thought the injury might be foot or leg-related.
Urshella missed several games last week with the elbow. He’s been fighting it most of the season. Not a guy we can replace. Andujar is a disaster wherever you put him defensively. Nor can we replace Loaisaga with guys like Abreu.
That phrasing on Loaisiga and the fact that they also said it’s NOT Covid related is rather scary sounding. Kind of like it’s some sort of tumor or cancer diagnosis or something along those lines. Even though I’m a Red Sox fan… I wish him the best in whatever it may be that he’s dealing with. Several years ago I went to the doctor for an unrelated sinus infections and wound up being diagnosed with cancer at just 22 years old. I’m cancer free now (thank God!) but if it is something along those lines I know how shocking it can be to be so young and have your life turned upside down. Hopefully it isn’t anything that serious but regardless best wishes to him recovering from whatever medical condition he’s dealing with!
What’s the overall deal with Andujar? A couple of years ago I thought he was going to be a legit AS-caliber player… now he’s been struggling (and albeit hurt) for the past 2 seasons… but it’s almost like the Yankees are giving up on him — not even giving him chances to work through his issues at the plate. He’s only 25/26 so obviously can still turn things around BUT my greater question is what are the Yankees doing with him? Like just leaving him at the alternate site so much doesn’t seem like the best way for him to get his career back on track… maybe now with the (unfortunate) injury to Urshela he’ll get a chance… but even as a non-Yankees fan (actually a red Sox fan) I can’t help but think the Yankees have been ruining Andujar (especially his confidence — if he has any left) by basically giving up on him it seems.
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With the short season and the Yankees not winning many games, it’s hard to let him work through his struggles this year. Hopefully next year will be back to somewhat normal.
We don’t really even know if there is going to be Winter Ball. If Urshela is their man, I’d say let Andujar play and attempt to deal him in the spring.
Boone on Loasiga (per Marly Rivera’s Twitter): “It’s not a baseball thing and not COVID related. Hopefully a short situation.” So fingers crossed for nothing too serious.
We are at the point in the season now where teams will become very vague or even create false injuries to avoid possible covid cancellations.
Man, the injuries this season are just staggering.