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Yankees Gregorius Sprains Left Wrist On Dive

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Didi Gregorius – Photo by: Gabe Rodriguez/Legends on Deck

With just a week left before Opening Day, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius sprained his left wrist diving for a ball to his right during Saturday afternoon’s Grapefruit League game against the Baltimore Orioles.

Gregorius dove for a ball in the hole and his glove hand rolled under him and the hand seemed to bend back towards his body. He laid on the ground for a moment as Yankee trainer Gene Monahan, Manager Joe Giradi and his teammates rushed to his side to check on him. After being removed from the game, he underwent x-rays and they were reported to have come back negative and Giradi is even hopeful that the shortstop could be back in the lineup as early as Wednesday.

When Derek Jeter retired after the 2014 season, there was some doubt if the Yankees would find a bonafide replacement for the left side of the infield.  So far this spring Gregorius has looked more than ready to take on that role not just defensively, but he has also shown some promise with his bat as he is hitting .300, with a .341 OBP% and a .400 Slg%.

The Yankees are now breathing a sigh of relief, even after an injury that seemed to be worse than it actually was.

With so many injuries this spring, baseball is just about ready to finally get this season started.

Wishing Did Gregorius a quick recovery.

David Conde
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