The injury woes continue for the New York Yankees.
The Yankees announced that they have placed infielder Thairo Estrada on the 10-day Injured List due to a right hamstring strain.
Prior to today’s game the Yankees made the following additional roster moves: Placed INF Thairo Estrada on the 10-day injured list with a right hamstring strain and recalled INF/OF Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) August 18, 2019
Aaron Boone told reporters that Estrada felt tightness while running the bases late in the game on Saturday. The 23-year-old started the game at second base, but was shifted to right field after Brett Gardner was ejected from the game in the sixth inning.
Estrada has spent the majority of the season in Triple-A, but has played in 28 games for the big league club. Over 57 at-bats, the utility man has posted a slash line of .246/.283/.456.
In a corresponding move, the team has called up Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The 24-year-old has played in 21 games with the Yankees this season, posting a slash line of .216/.322/.275 over 61 plate appearances.
Although he has struggled offensively, Wade is a valuable defensive option off the bench. He has the ability to play multiple positions, which provides the team with some options to work with.
The injuries continue to come, but the “Next Man Up” mentality continues to stick for this Yankees team.
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