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Yankees' Gio Urshela: Avoids arbitration
Urshela agreed to a one-year, $6.55 million contract with the Yankees on Tuesday to avoid arbitration, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
Urshela took a step back in 2021 with a .267/.301/.419 slash line in 116 games after posting an OPS over .850 in the previous two seasons, but the Yankees are hoping for a rebound in 2022. The 30-year-old finished the season as New York's starting shortstop after Gleyber Torres was moved to the keystone, but the team's offseason additions figure to dictate where Urshela sees most of his playing time in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Starting at third base
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Ready to play
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Hopes to play 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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Dealing with thigh injury
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Leaves Sunday's game
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.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Goes deep in win
Urshela went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and another run scored during Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.
Urshela knocked in an insurance run for the Yankees in the ninth inning en route to his 14th long ball of the year as he extended his hitting streak to eight. In 112 games, the 29-year-old is batting .267/.303/.421 with 47 RBI.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Accounts for only run in loss
Urshela went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in Sunday's 11-1 loss to Cleveland.
The infielder got the Yankees on the board in the third inning, but that was their only run of the game. Urshela has posted three multi-hit efforts in his last six games, going 8-for-22 (.364) in that span. He's up to a .261/.297/.418 slash line with 13 homers, 46 RBI, 35 runs scored and a stolen base through 397 plate appearances overall.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Goes yard in win
Urshela went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's win against the Orioles.
The 29-year-old took John Means deep in the third inning, driving in teammate Brett Gardner. The long ball was his 12th of the season. In two games since shifting over to shortstop from third base, Urshela's collected three hits in seven at-bats after having three hits total in his eight games prior.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Off Monday, move to SS awaits
Urshela is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Twins, but manager Aaron Boone said he expects the 29-year-old to serve as the Yankees' primary shortstop for the remainder of the season, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
After recently shaking off a hand injury and proceeding to go 2-for-14 in four straight starts upon rejoining the lineup, Urshela is just getting some maintenance Monday in a day game after a night game. His absence from the starting nine is probably of lesser significance than the fact that he's poised to shift over from third base to shortstop, as the Yankees look for a defensive upgrade in light of Gleyber Torres' struggles in the field of late. Torres will move down a spot in the defensive spectrum to second base, while the primary option at the keystone, DJ LeMahieu, kicks over to Urshela's old post at third base. After Monday, the Yankees will have 18 games remaining on their regular-season schedule, and since he's already made eight starts at shortstop in 2021, Urshela should have a decent chance at carrying eligibility at the position in 2022 in certain leagues if he plays nearly every day the rest of the way.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Idle Wednesday
Urshela is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Blue Jays.
After missing four games with a hand injury, Urshela was cleared to start the first two of the Yankees' four games versus Toronto to begin the week. He'll take a seat Wednesday after going 1-for-7 between the first two contests, allowing Rougned Odor to pick up a start at the hot corner. Urshela will likely return to the lineup for Thursday's series finale.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Shakes off hand injury
Urshela (hand) will start at third base and bat ninth Monday against the Blue Jays.
He'll check back into the starting nine for the first time since last Tuesday after a sore left hand kept him out of the lineup for each of the previous four games. Urshela was able to make a cameo off the bench in Sunday's 8-7 loss to Baltimore as a pinch hitter, which was apparently enough to convince the Yankees that he was ready to return to an everyday role in the field. With Urshela back in the fold, Rougned Odor is expected to move back into a utility role.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Not starting Sunday
Urshela (hand) is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Orioles.
Urshela hasn't played since Tuesday, when he injured his hand during a defensive play. Even with expanded rosters, the Yankees must expect him back soon, considering they haven't placed him on the injured list. Rougned Odor is playing third base and batting eighth Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Out again Saturday
Urshela (hand) is not in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Orioles.
Urshela still has not made an appearance on the field in the month of September after hurting his hand Tuesday while defending a double steal. His MRI came back clean and the Yankees have a couple extra roster spots to work with now, so an IL move doesn't appear to be necessary at this time. Tyler Wade will man third base Saturday.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Still out with sore hand
Urshela (hand) is not in Friday's lineup against the Orioles.
He tested his sore left hand on the field prior to the lineup getting announced, but evidently Urshela needs at least one more day to get right. His MRI came back clean, per Max Goodman of SI.com. Rougned Odor will start at third base and hit eighth.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Dealing with hand issue
Urshela is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Angels due to left hand soreness and will undergo an MRI on Thursday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Urshela apparently suffered the injury during Tuesday's contest while defending a double steal. Manager Aaron Boone said the 29-year-old is "pretty sore," so the infielder will receive Wednesday's game plus Thursday's scheduled off day to recover before potentially rejoining the lineup Friday versus Baltimore.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Gio Urshela: Not starting Saturday
Urshela isn't starting Saturday's game against the Athletics.
Urshela returned from the 10-day injured list Thursday and went 1-for-8 with two strikeouts across the last two games. Rougned Odor will take over at the hot corner and bat eighth.... See More ... See Less
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