TORONTO — Joey Gallo was on the sector and hit after batting observe Monday, however the left fielder was out of the beginning lineup for the second straight day. Gallo left Saturday’s sport in Kansas Metropolis with a “tight left groin,” and is day-to-day.
“So he was doing higher immediately. And really, yesterday was an okay day however immediately it was somewhat bit higher,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned earlier than Monday evening’s sequence opener towards the Blue Jays on the Rogers Centre.
“So far as evaluating them, going by way of his remedy, warming up within the weight room and every little thing — we’ll have a greater thought after we get out right here on the sector and he’s capable of do some extra work and have a greater analysis of that.”
Gallo mentioned he felt good earlier than he went to hit in batting observe. He mentioned he had really hit somewhat bit on Sunday and felt advantageous too. Boone mentioned there can be an opportunity he may pinch hit Monday.
Miguel Andujar was optioned to Triple-A on Sunday night when the rosters needed to be minimize from 28 to 26, however the infielder/outfielder didn’t really go to Scranton. Andujar got here to Canada with the Yankees on their taxi squad.
“We simply taxi squaded him, as a result of just a bit little bit of the uncertainty round Joey Gallo and with COVID protocols, it’s one thing that we’re allowed to take action we simply form of needed to ensure we’re lined,” Boone mentioned. “Particularly coming throughout the border and stuff. Simply in case we get in a state of affairs the place we’d like somebody. “
Andujar, who has been the odd man out since shedding his beginning third base job when he was injured in 2019, went 2-for-4 and scored a run Sunday. That was his solely begin after being known as up final Tuesday when Aaron Hicks went on the paternity listing.
Josh Donaldson has hit safely in a season-high 5 straight video games and has reached base safely in every of his final 11 video games, courting again to April 19. During the last 5 video games, he’s hitting .294/.455/.412 with a run scored, a double, two RBI and 5 walks.
General, the 36-year outdated third baseman is hitting .208/.345/.361 with a .706 OPS and two dwelling runs.
“I nonetheless really feel like JD is working to get to that place the place he’s form of locked in,” Boone mentioned. “He’s been grinding, however given us these couple of actually powerful at-bats each day.”