‘ mad dash home on Saturday sent the to the playoffs, but there’s a chance he may not make it to October.
Following the Yankees’ 6-3 loss to theon Sunday, manager Aaron Boone announced that there’s a chance Gregorius’ 2018 season may be finished after he tore cartilage in his right wrist on his , according to .
The shortstop, who did not play on Sunday, has sincea cortisone injection in his wrist and also underwent an MRI exam.
“Unsure,” Boone said when asked if he’s optimistic that Gregorius will play again this season, according to. “I think there’s a real possibility we do (get him back). There’s also a possibility that we don’t. We’ll know a lot more in a few days and see how the wrist responds to the cortisone shot.”
For his part, Gregoriusthat he has a high level of optimism that he’ll return this season.
“I would not want to sit out and watch that (wild-card game),” he said.
Gregorius added that the injury occurred when his wrist got caught under his body during the headfirst slide into home.
The 28-year-old is in the midst of a career season at the plate, sporting a .268/.336/.498 slash line (120 OPS+) with 27 homers, 86 RBIs, and 10 stolen bases.
If Gregorius is out long term, the Yankees could turn to defensive wizardto play shortstop the rest of the way. Alternatively, they could shift rookie infielder from second base to shortstop and use at the keystone.
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