Walker (shin) will man the hot corner and hit fifth in the order against Tampa Bay on Thursday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Walker won't miss any additional time after exiting Wednesday's defeat in the eighth inning after getting struck by a pitch on the shin. Post-game X-rays came back clean, so this shouldn't be an issue moving forward.
X-rays on Walker's shin came back negative, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports. Walker exited Wednesday's game in the eighth inning after getting hit by a pitch on the shin. Fortunately, subsequent tests ruled out a fracture, leaving Walker day-to-day. The second baseman was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer prior to exiting.
Walker went 1-for-2 with a three-run home run, a walk and a strikeout in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the Red Sox. Walker was 3-for-21 in September prior to Tuesday's game, but supplied the Yankees all the offense they needed in the series opener. The veteran switch hitter started at first base but should continue to see inconsistent opportunities due to his .220/.307/.346 slash line and with the Yankees' lineup back to full health with Aaron Judge's return.
Walker is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox, Erik Boland of Newsday reports. Walker will retreat to the bench for what appears to be a regular day off following a string of seven straight starts. Ronald Torreyes is starting at the keystone in this one.
Walker is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports. Walker has settled in as the Yankees' primary right fielder while Aaron Judge (wrist) remains sidelined, but he'll get the day off with the Blue Jays bringing a lefty (Ryan Borucki) to the hill. The switch-hitting Walker owns a .169/.222/.254 batting line (28 wRC+) versus southpaws this season.
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