After getting plunked by his former New York Yankees teammate, shortstop Didi Gregorius‘ left hand won’t put him on the shelf.
Facing Baltimore Orioles’ reliever Richard Bleier in the top of the ninth inning on Tuesday night, New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius was plunked by an 88.4 mph sinker in the left hand.
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Although the 27-year-old stayed in the game, there was clearly some concern from manager Joe Girardi after he was hit by the pitch as Gregorius underwent an X-Ray to ensure there was no fracture.
Thankfully, there was no fracture as Didi announced the results of his negative X-Rays following the 8-3 win over Baltimore. Going off his words, it’s safe to recognize him as probable for Wednesday’s season finale at Camden Yards.
“I’ll be fine tomorrow,” Gregorius said. “You don’t want to get hit by a pitch. Of course, when it hits you, it’s painful, but I’m just happy there was nothing fractured. It’s good.”
Didi finished his night 1-for-4 with a run scored on Tuesday. He now owns a .307/.336/.439 slash line with three home runs and 18 RBIs in 29 games in 2017. I’m sure there was a gasp throughout Yankee-land, as he missed the first couple months of the season due to a strained shoulder muscle.
Even if Ronald Torreyes fills in just to give Gregorius, who may be sore a day after the hit by pitch, a day off, nothing here seems too serious.
Here's an update on Didi Gregorius from @DidiG18 himself. #YANKSonYES pic.twitter.com/QNVWiRMPy7
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