BRONX, N.Y. — Add another name to the MASH unit. New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela has been sidelined with a bone spur in his elbow.
Urshela is listed as day-to-day (we’re all day-to-day) and is not in the lineup for Game 1 of the Yankees’ doubleheader Friday afternoon against the New York Mets. Miguel Andujar is batting sixth in the lineup and playing third base.
Gearing up for a doubleheader in the Bronx.
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— New York Yankees (@Yankees) August 28, 2020
In corresponding moves, the team released reliever Luis Avilan (who they hope to be able to sign back) and called up shortstop Jordy Mercer from the alternate site.
Yankees released Luis Avilan, Aaron Boone says. He says they hope they can sign him back, but they have a roster crunch. Shortstop Jordy Mercer was brought up today. Gio Urshela has a bone spur in elbow and is day to day.
— Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) August 28, 2020