With the New York Yankees coming fresh off a nail-biting victory against the Boston Red Sox, here’s the news and notes you need to know.
First off, Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman seemed to have struggled with his velocity and control on Wednesday but was still able to nab the save.
Out of the 25 fastballs he threw, nine of them were recorded as balls and the ones that were strikes were only in the mid to high 90’s.
The average velocity on Chapman’s fastballs from tonight was 98.18 m.p.h., this is down from his average fastball velocity entering tonight of 100.25 mph and his average last season of 101.08 mph.
After recording the final out of the game, Chapman was seen grabbing his left elbow, the same elbow he throws with. However, the lack of velocity could be caused by the nasty weather and the reach of the arm could just be a result of him throwing over 30 pitches. No reason to worry, yet.
Next up, Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius is set to return to the big leagues from his shoulder injury very soon.
In four games with the Yankees Single-A affiliate, Gregorius is hitting .429 which includes a blast of a solo home run.
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“We will see him sometime in the next series.” Girardi said on Wednesday.
With the Yankees next series being this Friday to Sunday against the Orioles at Yankee Stadium, expect to catch a glimpse of Gregorius returning to action on the field.
That is all the top news regarding the New York Yankees today. Don’t forget the Yankees look to finish off a series with the Red Sox with a victory tonight at 7:10 p.m. ET on YES.