Andujar was positioned on the 10-day injured listing April 1, however two weeks later the Yankees don’t have a definitive reply.
“I might say we don’t know but. He’s down there hitting [Tuesday] and persevering with to extend his throwing. I might say we’re not on the level the place we all know by some means the way it’s [going],’’ supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned earlier than Tuesday’s 8-Zero drubbing of the Purple Sox in The Bronx. “He’s received to nonetheless construct up throwing-wise, proceed to achieve that confidence and get to that time the place we expect he can actually not should get this factor mounted. I might say we’re not there to reply that query but.’’
With out Andujar, the Yankees have gone 6-9 with DJ LeMahieu beginning 9 video games at third and Gio Urshela six. Urshela began at third base Tuesday, went 1-for-Four with a double and robbed Mookie Betts of a success — slipping on the grass in foul territory then throwing the Purple Sox leadoff hitter out from his knees.
In LeMahieu’s 9 begins at third, he has hit .433 (13-for-30). In 5 begins Urshela has hit .333 (6-for-18). Mixed they’ve six RBIs, however don’t present the ability or run manufacturing Andujar did final yr — when he hit 27 homers, drove in 92 runs and completed second within the AL Rookie of the Yr race.
As for the sterling defensive play by Urshela with the Yankees defending a 4-Zero lead, Boone was puzzled by the arm energy.
“I don’t know the way he received that a lot on it when he slipped. He can actually defend,’’ Boone mentioned. “Watching him for a few weeks up shut in spring coaching and now right here early within the season it’s a kind of issues you may inform comes actual straightforward to him. However that was a fairly particular play. It was a heckuva play and an vital play on the time.’’
With Gary Sanchez on the IL and Austin Romine banged up, Kyle Higashioka began behind the plate Saturday and Sunday. Romine returned to the lineup Tuesday.
He went 1-for-3, scored from first on Mike Tauchman’s double within the fourth and received down a sacrifice bunt within the sixth.
Visitor teacher Lee Mazzilli, who was struck in the best temple by a batted ball late in spring coaching, was at Yankee Stadium.
Luke Voit’s third-inning RBI single prolonged his on-base streak to 27 video games. He’s hitting .297 (30-for-101) with 11 homers and 31 RBIs in that span.