Just a few short days after finally fielding a healthy roster, the Yankees may have just taken another hit as Didi Gregorius could miss the rest of the season after tearing cartilage in his wrist Saturday night.
An oh-by-the-way from Aaron Boone:
Didi Gregorius tore cartilage in his wrist on the slide home yesterday. Boone said there is a chance he does not return this season.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 23, 2018
Gregorius, 28, has posted his best season to date in 132 games this season, setting career highs in home runs, OBP, SLG, and OPS. Along with the solid defense he provides at shortstop, it doesn’t need to be stated how crucial he is to this team that’s searching for it’s first World Series title since 2009.
However, in the case where Gregorius does sit out into the postseason, the Yankees will likely have to slide Gleyber Torres over to his natural position at short while plugging Neil Walker in at 2nd.
“I have some movement in there. They say things like this happen to other players. Some of them have played through it.” Didi said regarding the injury. “We’re going to see how it goes. If it feels better, I’ll be back in there so we can still make that playoff decision.”
Gregorius has undergone an MRI and received a cortisone shot Sunday in an early hope that he’ll be able to make his way back for the October 3 AL Wild Card matchup with the A’s.