OAKLAND, Calif. — Jose Trevino sat for a second straight day Sunday with a sore right big toe, but he showed enough improvement Sunday morning that Aaron Boone said he would be comfortable using him if need be.
“He will be more than an emergency player today [Sunday],” Boone said before a 4-1 loss to the A’s in which Trevino was not used.
Despite repeatedly saying “I’m good” Saturday afternoon, Trevino was unavailable that night, still sore from getting hit on the toe by a 94-mph fastball in the eighth inning of Friday night’s game. He was replaced by Kyle Higashioka in the ninth that night.
X-rays late Friday night came back negative, and although the toe has improved daily, his status for Monday night in Anaheim remains unclear.
Said Trevino on Saturday: “Getting hit by a baseball hurts. Shake it off and come back.”
Weissert has good outing
Bay Shore’s Greg Weissert had a nightmare of a debut Thursday night when he hit the first two batters he faced, committed a balk and walked two batters in one-third of an inning. But he was terrific in his second outing on Sunday.
Weissert entered with one on and none out in the sixth and retired the next three batters. He pitched a perfect seventh and struck out three in two scoreless innings.
Yankees add pitcher
The Yankees signed lefty Anthony Banda on Sunday and added him to the active roster after his release from the Mariners.
Banda posted a 5.88 ERA in 30 games (one start) this season with Pittsburgh and Toronto.
He walked two and struck out one in two-thirds of an inning on Sunday.
Aroldis Chapman was placed on the injured list on Saturday with what Boone described as a “pretty bad infection” from a recently acquired tattoo, but he is showing signs of improvement.
“It seemed better [Saturday] night when we got back [to the team hotel],” Boone said. “The trainer’s report, when I talked to him this morning, is that it was better . . . It seems like it is improving.’’
Good news on Britton
Zack Britton, who had Tommy John surgery late last season, left his second rehab outing Saturday night with Class A Tampa after 10 pitches, but not because of anything having to do with his left arm, shoulder or elbow.
“Sounds like he cramped up in his glute and that was it,” Boone said. “He was actually texting with me this morning. His arm feels great, he feels good today. I don’t think it’s going to be anything too significant, and he doesn’t seem worried about it at all.”