Urshela will be the Yankees' regular third baseman when the 2020 season commences, Pete Caldera of NorthJersey.com reports.
Urshela was a non-roster invitee to spring training last season and started the campaign in the minors. One year later, he is projected to have his name penciled into the potent Yankees lineup on a near-everyday basis due to an out-of-nowhere 2019 showing in which he slashed .314/.355/.534 and flashed impressive glovework. Per Caldera, Urshela's growth can be in part attributed to mechanical adjustments that have resulted in a compacted swing. Though he hit a modest .233/.361/.367 in Grapefruit League play, Urshela should have plenty of opportunity to prove that last season was not a fluke when the 2020 campaign gets underway.
Urshela will enter spring training as the presumed starting third baseman for the Yankees, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
General manager Brian Cashman confirmed the starting job at third base heading into 2020 is Urshela's to lose after the 28-year-old hit .314/.355/.534 with 21 home runs across 132 games for the Yankees in 2019.
Urshela agreed to a one-year, $2.475 million deal with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.
His breakout 2019 season came at a good time, just before his first offseason as an arbitration-eligible player. He will go through the process three more times before hitting the open market after the 2023 season.
Urshela (ankle) will start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Twins on Friday, batting ninth and playing third base.
Urshela emerged from obscurity to become a key member of the Yankees' lineup this year, hitting .314/.355/.534 over 132 games. He suffered a sprained ankle in the final game of the regular season but won't wind up missing any further action.
Urshela (ankle) went through a full workout Tuesday and is expected to make the Yankees' ALDS roster, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Urshela left the final game of the regular season Sunday against the Rangers with a mild ankle sprain, but the issue apparently wasn't a significant one. Expect him to play a role in the division series against the Twins.
Urshela is dealing with a mild left ankle sprain and was removed from Sunday's game against the Rangers for precautionary reasons, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Urshela has been banged up at the tail end of the regular season, but the Yankees don't believe his latest setback on the health front will jeopardize his availability for the club's ALDS series with the Twins that begins Friday. Urshela is viewed as day-to-day with the injury and isn't scheduled to undergo further testing.
Urshela was removed from Sunday's game at Texas with an apparent left ankle injury, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the Yankees had every reason to pull Urshela at the first sign of danger in the final game of the regular season. The 27-year-old should be considered day-to-day until more is known on the injury, and he'll have a few days to rest up before potentially missing any action heading into Game 1 of the ALDS versus the Twins on Friday.
Urshela (hand) went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and another run scored in Friday's win over the Rangers.
Urshela extended the Yankees' lead with a home run in the sixth inning in his first game back after he was hit in the hand by a pitch during Tuesday's game. Across 437 at-bats this season, Urshela is slashing .316/.357/.538 with 21 home runs.
Urshela (hand) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.
Urshela left Tuesday's game after getting hit in the hand by a pitch, but the injury evidently wasn't a particularly serious one. He'll bat seventh and play third base Friday.
Urshela (hand) will sit Wednesday against the Rays.
Urshela left Tuesday's game after getting hit by a pitch in the hand. His X-rays were negative, and although manager Aaron Boone suggested he may not have to miss any time, that was apparently overly optimistic. He'll sit for at least one game and will get another rest with the Yankees' scheduled off day coming up Thursday. According to Lindsey Adler of The Athletic, he's expected to rejoin the lineup Friday against the Rangers.
Manager Aaron Boone said that Urshela may not miss any further games after exiting Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Rays in the seventh inning with a bruised left hand, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. "Not necessarily," Boone said, when asked if Urshela would miss the Yankees' final four games with the injury. "Certainly, if he has an issue with it [Wednesday], then yes, but I don't necessarily at this point look at it as he's automatically down."
Urshela took a 95-mile-per-hour pitch off the hand during a fifth-inning plate appearance, prompting the Yankees to pull him before his next turn through the lineup came up. Fortunately, X-rays conducted later in the night cleared Urshela of any structural damage, but he'll be re-evaluated Wednesday before the Yankees assess his availability for the series finale in Tampa Bay. The Yankees aren't planning on sending Urshela in for further tests, so he seemingly has a good shot at playing this weekend in Texas even if he's not in the lineup Wednesday.
X-rays on Urshela's left hand were negative, Steve Carney of Sports Radio 620 WDAE reports.
He was hit on the hand by a 95-mph fastball and eventually exited the contest due to significant swelling and bruising. Urshela is day-to-day with a bruised hand and four games left in the regular season. DJ LeMahieu will work as the primary third baseman while Urshela is sidelined.
Urshela exited Tuesday's game against the Rays with a left hand contusion, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Urshela was hit on the hand by a 95-mph fastball and initially stayed in the game (he ran for himself), but then he was pulled when the Yankees were done batting. His hand was already swelling up and turning black and blue when he was on the bases, so he will need to get the swelling down in order to return to action Wednesday. The Yankees will then have Thursday off before a weekend series against the Rangers.
Urshela hit a two-run homer in his only at-bat in Game 2 of a doubleheader sweep against Detroit on Thursday.
Urshela went 0-for-5 in the opener before taking a seat for the second game of the twin bill. He was called upon to pinch hit with a runner aboard in the ninth inning and came through with a 410-foot shot to center field to plate a pair of insurance runs. The 27-year-old has broken out in a big way in his first season with the Yankees, slashing .328/.366/.564 with 20 homers and 70 RBI in 119 games.
Urshela went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and a double in a victory over Boston on Monday.
In his first start since returning from a stint on the 10-day injured list, Urshela showed that the time off did not cool down his hot bat, smashing a pair of extra-base hits including his 19th long ball of the season. The 27-year-old has been one of the most pleasant surprises in baseball in 2019, slashing .332/.370/.563 with 33 doubles and 68 RBI in 419 plate appearances.
Urshela (groin) was activated off the 10-day injured list Sunday.
Urshela landed on the injured list Aug. 29 with the groin strain and will return to the Yankees after spending the 10-day minimum on the shelf. The 27-year-old may have a lighter workload for the stretch run since the team has the benefit of expanded rosters.
Urshela (groin) is expected to return from the injured list when first eligible Sunday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Urshela has taken batting practice, ran the bases and taken part in agility drills over the last two days. The Yankees can use the expanded September rosters (as well as the team's natural depth) to avoid overtaxing the third baseman down the stretch.
Urshela (groin) was on the field taking part in agility drills prior to Tuesday's game, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.
This represents the first sign of tangible progress in Urshela's recovery from a left groin strain. If this were any time over the first five months of the season, Urshela would seem like a long shot to return from the injured Sunday when first eligible, but with expanded rosters, the Yankees could go ahead and activate Urshela even if he's still a bit limited.
Urshela (groin) doesn't expect to miss more than the minimum 10 days on the injured list, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
An MRI revealed both inflammation and a strain in Urshela's groin Friday, leading to him being placed on the injured list. He appears to be in line to return when eligible a week from Sunday, though it's worth noting that the timeline came from Urshela himself and not the team.
Urshela was placed on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left groin strain, retroactive to Aug. 29.
Urshela was removed from Wednesday's game with left groin tightness and believed he'd be able to rejoin the lineup Friday, but he'll instead make his way to the injured list. The 27-year-old was enjoying an extremely productive August with a 1.076 OPS, eight doubles, seven home runs and 18 RBI in 26 games. It's unclear how long Urshela is expected to be sidelined.
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