9:33pm ET: Andujar has a “small” tear in his labrum, Aaron Boone said following tonight’s game. The Yankees and Andujar will take the conservative approach and try to rehab the injury, but season-ending surgery is a possibility. Either way, he’s going to miss several weeks. Sigh.
6:07pm ET: Nine! Nine injured Yankees, ah ah ah. The Yankees have placed Miguel Andujar on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain, the team announced. Tyler Wade has been recalled to fill the roster spot. The Yankees lost Giancarlo Stanton to a biceps injury earlier today.
The Yankees say Andujar will undergo tests and, considering Wade was in Scranton for the Triple-A team media day earlier today, this was a last minute decision. Jack Curry says Andujar suffered the injury diving back into third base yesterday. I assume it happened on this play:
While with the Yankees both Mason Williams and Dustin Ackley suffered shoulder injuries diving back into bases that required season-ending surgery. That is worrisome, to be sure, but we don’t have any real information about the Andujar injury. It’s serious enough to require an injury list stint and tests. That’s all we know.
The Yankees have a quality replacement third baseman in DJ LeMahieu, which means Wade will get playing time whenever Troy Tulowitzki rests. That will be fairly often. Over the weekend Aaron Boone said they don’t want to play Tulowitzki three straight days just yet. The Yankees have nine guys on the injured list and somehow Tulowitzki and Greg Bird are not among them. Go figure.
Right now the Yankees are without their ace (Luis Severino), starting shortstop (Didi Gregorius), starting third baseman (Miguel Andujar), starting center fielder (Aaron Hicks), starting designated hitter (Giancarlo Stanton), ace setup man (Dellin Betances), and various depth players (Jacoby Ellsbury, Ben Heller, Jordan Montgomery). The depth is being tested early. That’s for sure.