Urshela went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and four RBI as the Yankees won the first game of a doubleheader against the Mets on Tuesday. Urshela tied the game with his fifth homer, a two-run blast in the third inning, and also drove in runs on a single in the fifth and a double in the seventh. The 27-year-old has been outstanding this season, contributing a .320/.374/.479 slash line over 169 at-bats.
Urshela is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Mets. Didi Gregorius' return from Tommy John surgery has crowded the Yankees' infield, and Urshela will be the odd man out on this occasion. Gregorius will need frequent off days during his first few weeks back in action, and the Yankees will likely rotate players through the designated hitter spot, but Urshela will probably be the infielder who loses out most often. DJ Lemahieu starts at third base Monday.
Urshela will start at third base and bat eighth Sunday against the Indians, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. The Yankees' infield became more crowded earlier this weekend when Didi Gregorius was reinstated from the 60-day injured list, but his arrival won't necessarily push Urshela out of the lineup. Urshela will draw his 10th consecutive start Sunday and may be less impacted by the addition of Gregorius than Kendrys Morales, whose designated-hitter spot may be regularly rotated between Gregorius, Gleyber Torres, DJ LeMahieu and Urshela.
Urshela will sit Tuesday against the Padres, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. After a surprisingly hot start to his Yankees' career, Urshela has fallen off a bit lately, hitting .286/.328/.321 in his last 16 games. DJ LeMahieu gets the start at third base, with Thairo Estrada starting at second.
Urshela is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Orioles. Urshela hasn't cooled down after his hot start, hitting .340/.367/.468 over his last 14 games. DJ LeMahieu slides over to third base in his absence, with Thairo Estrada starting at second.
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