Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius suffered a left wrist sprain during today’s Grapefruit League game against the Orioles, but Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports that X-rays came back negative. Yankees manager Joe Girardi is hopeful that he’ll be ready to return to action on Wednesday.
Gregorius injured his wrist while trying to dive for a ground ball in the second inning. You can watch the play here. He actually stayed in the game initially before being replaced in the fifth inning.
Gregorius, 25, was acquired from the Diamondbacks in a three-team trade over the winter. Replacing a franchise icon and future Hall of Famer like Derek Jeter is no easy task, but he should be a big upgrade defensively. And while he owns a lowly .243/.313/.366 batting line across 724 plate appearances in the majors, it won’t take much for him to surpass what Jeter did with the bat last year.