Didi Gregorius has had one heck of an amazing start to the season for the New York Yankees and his hard work has finally paid off in the form of some recognition.
The boos were real back when Didi Gregorius took the field for the New York Yankees after Derek Jeter stepped away from his illustrious career.
Now, the boos have turned to chants and curtain calls…in opposing ballparks. Didi Gregorius has been putting together an incredible season so far. Despite declaring himself “not a home run hitter,” Gregorius has launched 10 home runs so far, almost halfway to his total from last season.
Well besides the curtain calls and endless chants, Gregorius got a tangible piece of evidence of his red-hot month of April.
We all knew it was coming ⚔️ pic.twitter.com/HZIndlLVWF
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 2, 2018
I mean, was there ever any doubt? He was a constant in that lineup, coming through in every situation possible. Although Mookie Betts had a historic April, Gregorius gets the ultimate nod. Well deserved, I must say. Great work, Didi!
With the crowds focusing on what’s going on in the major leagues, it’s easy to forget those that are working their way back up to the big club. That would include the perpetually injured Greg Bird.
Bird, who underwent another ankle surgery towards the end of March, is working his way back up and the Yankees could see him pretty soon…
How soon, do you ask? Well, per usual, MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch has that answer.
Greg Bird is set to resume playing in games this week in Florida. Yankees expect he'll need 10-14 days of games before he is MLB ready.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 2, 2018
This is only the third day of May and Bird could potentially return before June. That’s a whole lot more of Greg Bird than we got to see last season and in 2016.
Speaking of injuries, the Yankees made a few moves to help get a clearer picture of their roster moving forward. In fact, they made four separate moves on Wednesday afternoon.
The Yankees have made the following roster moves: pic.twitter.com/qmnFwa6Bi5
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) May 2, 2018
So it was officially released that Jordan Montgomery would head to the disabled list after Tuesday night’s injury. But it’s more of a surprise that Jacoby Ellsbury has now been added to the 60-day DL…or is it?
Plus we already know that Clint Frazier is mashing in his rehab stint and after a long and confusing week for David Hale, he is back with the Yankees organization.
Tune in tomorrow to catch the finale of the four-game set in Houston at 2:10 PM with Masahiro Tanaka taking the mound for a potential series win.