Shortstop Didi Gregorius was forced out of Saturday’s game after he injured his left wrist while diving for a groundball. He was later diagnosed with a sprain, but will go for precautionary X-rays, the team said.
In the second-inning, Everth Cabrera hit a ball towards the shortstop hole, but Gregorius couldn’t flag it down. His left wrist rolled underneath him on the dive, and he immediately grabbed it in pain. After getting checked out by trainer Steve Donahue and Joe Girardi, Gregorius stayed in and eventually came to bat.
Gregorius struck out on a check swing, and was removed shortly thereafter. Speaking with the YES Network, Girardi said that he had felt some pain on the check swing and that it was best to remove him. Girardi says he plans to give the 25-year-old shortstop Sunday and Monday off, and hopes to have him back in the lineup on Tuesday.
Gregorius was acquired in a trade with the Diamondbacks back in December to be the Yankees starting shortstop. He’s batting .300 (12-for-40) with four doubles, two triples and six RBIs in 17 games this spring.