Gleyber Torres was removed from Thursday’s game with some tightness in the leg and sent for an MRI. Images reveled grade one strains — the least severe — on both the left quad and hamstring.
Next, James Paxton complained of some forearm and elbow tightness after his last pitch of the game and was also sent for an MRI. His images showed a grade one strain of the left forearm flexor, so it appears he dodged a bullet as this appears to be a muscular problem and not related to the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow.
Finally, Luis Avilán was sent for an MRI after giving up game winning run to the Rays in the late innings. The MRI showed left shoulder inflammation.
Yankee fans might be freaking out, but Aaron Boone seemed pretty optimistic during a WFAN interview today.
Boone on WFAN: “We’ve been hard-hit here in the last week to 10 days. I do feel like we’re equipped to handle it. In some of the cases, we’re getting some better news than maybe we expected. We’re hoping that we avoided serious situations with Gleyber, Paxton and Avilán.”