Yankees relief pitcher Ron Marinaccio delivers against the Orioles during...

Yankees relief pitcher Ron Marinaccio delivers against the Orioles during the seventh inning of an MLB game at Yankee Stadium on Sunday. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

ARLINGTON, Texas — A day later, and manager Aaron Boone did not have any more clarity on one of his bullpen stalwarts.

“I don’t yet,” Boone said, when asked about righthander Ron Marinaccio. “They [the medical staff] are still working through it.”

Marinaccio left Sunday’s 3-1 loss to the Orioles at the Stadium in the seventh inning with a shin injury that he's dealt with periodically throughout the season.

He had an MRI Monday in New York and didn't travel with the team to Texas for the start of their four-game series against the Rangers. 

“He got testing done today but it’s just reading it [the MRI], [and seeing] what it means,” Boone said. "He’s not here tonight so we’ll see what we have. Hopefully we'll know something in the next couple hours.”

Marinaccio entered the spring hardly on anyone’s radar. Though internally, the Yankees certainly liked him quite a bit. He did not allow a run in 5 2/3 innings in spring training and continued to pitch well during the regular season. The rookie reliever has posted a 2.05 ERA in 40 games in the majors, striking out 56 over 44 innings.

“The shin thing has kind of just been a lingering issue I've been dealing with all year," Marinaccio said Sunday. "So it was just a little bit more fired up. I don't know if it was not bouncing back from last outing, I just didn't bounce back as well, but it was just a little hotter today… It's just that time of the year where [there’s] some wear and tear but you know, [there] shouldn't be any issues."

Torres scratched

Gleyber Torres was initially in Monday's lineup starting at second and batting third, but was scratched a little over an hour before first-pitch. Boone said Torres was “under the weather."

There has been unidentified bug going around the Yankees’ clubhouse for the better part of three weeks.

Holmes to throw

Clay Holmes, who suffered a right shoulder strain during an appearance against the Blue Jays last Monday in Toronto, is scheduled begin throwing again Tuesday.

“Build up from there,” Boone said. “Hopefully, [he’ll be] ready to go for the Division Series.”

After Wednesday’s regular-season finale in Texas, the Yankees will have five days off before opening the ALDS at home next Tuesday night.  

LeMahieu: We’ll manage

DJ LeMahieu returned to the lineup Friday against the Orioles after missing 21 games (Sept. 5-30) with a big right toe injury. He played third base and batted fifth on Friday and hit third and played second on Sunday. He went 1-for-6 with a walk in those two games.

“I think it’s good enough,” said LeMahieu, who started at first and batted third Monday.  

The infielder said he’s able to get his swing off without any issues but acknowledged, as he did last week, that the discomfort isn’t likely to go completely away.

“It feels a little bit better than a couple of weeks ago,” LeMahieu said. “But I don’t think it’s going to go away, so [I have to] just manage it.”

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