Urshela will bat seventh and play third base in Tuesday's wild-card matchup against the Red Sox. Urshela will be playing through some pain after crashing into the Rays' dugout while making a defensive play Sunday, but he isn't dealing with anything that will keep him off the field. He'll move back to third base, the position he occupied for the bulk of the season, with Andrew Velazquez starting at shortstop.
Manager Aaron Boone confirmed Monday that Urshela (thigh) is expected to play in Tuesday's AL WIld Card Game against Boston, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports. Urshela exited Sunday's season finale with a bruised thigh after crashing into the Rays' dugout while making a defensive play. He said after the game that he expected to be ready to go Tuesday, and that now appears to be all but confirmed. Boone said Urshela was still sore but is in a good enough place that he'd probably be in the lineup even if the game occurred Monday rather than Tuesday.
Urshela (thigh) said Sunday that he believes he'll be able to play in Tuesday's AL Wild Card Game against the Red Sox, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Urshela sustained a bruised thigh in Sunday's win over the Rays and was removed from the game in the top of the ninth inning, but he should be considered day-to-day ahead of Tuesday's contest. The 29-year-old went hitless in three at-bats prior to his removal Sunday.
Urshela was removed from Sunday's game against the Rays with a bruised thigh, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports. Urshela was initially able to remain in the game after he ran full speed into Tampa Bay's dugout, but he was replaced defensively in the top of the ninth inning. Manager Aaron Boone said after the contest that the infielder is doing "alright." However, it's not yet clear whether the injury will impact his availability for the AL Wild Card Game on Tuesday.
Urshela was removed from Sunday's game against the Rays with an apparent injury, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. Urshela ran full speed into Tampa Bay's dugout while making a catch in foul ground, and he exited the contest after initially remaining in the game. The 29-year-old went 0-for-3 prior to being pulled and should be considered day-to-day until his status is updated.