Gleyber Torres provided an update on his set of injuries before the Yankees played the A’s Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium: Mild right ankle sprain improved; inflamed right wrist improved.
The second baseman hurt the ankle Sunday against the Astros. Torres had an MRI Monday on the wrist, a lingering injury. He received a cortisone shot.
“The ankle is getting better right now,” Torres said. “[Monday) it was a little bit sore, but today it’s fine. The wrist is getting better. I feel last night it was pretty sore. It’s normal for the needle. But I was working early, and I feel so good right now.”
Aaron Boone said it’s possible Torres could play in Wednesday’s series finale.
“But I would expect for sure in Houston on Thursday,” the manager said.
Torres said the wrist had bothered him for three weeks. He wanted to play through it with the Yankees in a tough 13-game stretch against the Rays, Blue Jays and Astros.
But he’s on a 1-for-19 slide, dropping him to .250. The wrist?
“I don’t want to put an excuse, but I feel it every swing,” Torres said. “I just tried to not pay too much attention on the pain. But the last couple of days, it was getting very sore.”
The Yankees needed to make room for JP Sears to come up from Triple-A and start Tuesday night. So they designated Manny Banuelos for assignment.
The 31-year-old lefthander had a 2.16 ERA over four relief appearances. Banuelos had been a big prospect during his younger days in the system before undergoing Tommy John surgery and moving on. He re-signed in December.
“He can pitch,” Boone said. “… Selfishly, I hope he remains with us. But he certainly understands the situation and the process, too.
Aroldis Chapman (left Achilles tendinitis) threw a scoreless inning for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in his third rehab outing. He allowed no hits and walks and struck out two in the Triple-A game. “He probably won’t be activated [Wednesday],” Boone said. “We’ll activate him probably in the next few days, assuming everything’s fine.” … Domingo German (right shoulder impingement syndrome) allowed no runs, two hits and no walks and struck out three over 3 1/3 innings for Double-A Somerset in his second rehab start. … Boone was ejected in the eighth inning of Tuesday night’s 2-1 Yankees win. Plate ump Stu Scheurwater tossed him after Aaron Judge took a pitch that was called a strike. The ball was below the strike-zone box on the replay. “Accumulation the last couple of nights,” Boone said about his anger.