UPDATE: May 7, 1:00 p.m. ET — According to YES Network analyst Jack Curry, Urshela will not go on the injured list Friday after getting an MRI on his knee. However, Miguel Andujar will be getting called up from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. To make room for Andujar, the Yankees will reportedly send down pitcher Albert Abreu to Triple-A.
UPDATE: Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters after the game that Urshela is getting an MRI done on his knee and was stable when going through tests at the stadium, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
New York Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela exited the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Astros. According to Lindsay Adler of The Athletic, Urshela was checked in the dugout before heading down in the tunnel. Tyler Wade replaced the 29-year-old at the hot corner.
Max Goodman captured this image of Urshela on one knee after making a couple of plays at third base earlier in the eighth inning. The veteran infielder was 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk. This season, Urshela is slashing .276/.327/.439 with 4 home runs and 16 RBI.
We’ll have more on Urshela’s status as soon as the game wraps up at Yankee Stadium.
After the diving play (and errant throw) earlier in the inning, Gio Urshela stayed like this on one knee for another few seconds after the play was dead.— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) May 6, 2021
Thought initially he was just frustrated with himself and the error. Maybe he was gathering himself because he was hurting? pic.twitter.com/3WDmEscN0M