A couple of days ago Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius was feared lost for the season after he tore cartilage in his right wrist while sliding. Now, if YES Network’s Michael Kay’s sources are accurate, he may actually be back in the fold pretty soon.
Kay tweeted a few moments ago that Gregorius got good news from his doctors and was cleared to resume baseball activities. It’s not clear when he’ll be back in game action, but Kay said that the doctors have said that Gregorius should be fine to play throughout the playoffs, “no matter how long the playoffs go.”
Here he is reporting it on his radio show:
Gregorius is hitting .268/.336/.498 with 27 homers and 86 RBI on the season. The Yankees would’ve been in a tight spot not having him available in the playoffs and now, it seems, they will not have to worry.
Red Sox left-hander Chris Sale has been placed on the 10-day injured list with left elbow inflammation, the club revealed Saturday. The assignment is retroactive to August 14. In a corresponding roster move, right-handed reliever Ryan Brasier was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket.
It’s an alarming development for the 30-year-old ace, who has been remarkably injury-free after dealing with a lingering case of shoulder inflammation last summer. While he hasn’t replicated the career-high results he delivered over the last two seasons, he still leads Red Sox pitchers with 3.6 fWAR and will head to the IL with a 6-11 record in 25 starts, a 4.40 ERA, 2.3 BB/9, and league-best 13.3 SO/9 through 147 1/3 innings. A timetable has not been given for his return, nor has the severity of his injury been disclosed. Per Red Sox president Dave Dombrowski, Sale has been experiencing pain in his elbow since Wednesday and will undergo further evaluation in the days to come.
Brasier, 31, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket in mid-July after pitching to mixed results in the majors. He currently holds a 4.46 ERA, 2.7 BB/9, and 8.0 SO/9 with the Red Sox, though his results in Triple-A — one run, one walk, and 13 strikeouts over 9 1/3 innings — suggest that he might be capable of even sharper results when he rejoins the big league club.