Thursday, September 27, 2018


It may not be a disaster for Didi Gregorius after all!

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Didi suffered a cartilage tear in his right wrist as he slid into home plate in Saturday's game against the Orioles. He received a cortisone shot on Sunday and then it was a nervous game of "wait and see" on Didi's bad wrist. Cartilage tears suck, and the idea of losing Didi for the postseason sucks even more.

But luckily it sounds like that Cortisone shot may have been just the trick to get Didi back in action. According to multiple sources, Didi was cleared to resume baseball activities after a doctor evaluation yesterday. That news couldn't come at a better time.

Hopefully Aaron Boone is right, and he will be able to play in the final regular season series this weekend in Boston. I'm sure if the Yankees and Didi weren't confident with the doctor evaluations then they wouldn't have Didi participating in pregame infield drills, hitting off a tee or taking soft toss pitches from a coach. It's baby steps....but it's something.

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As relieved as I am that the Yankees have options at shortstop none of them match up to Didi. Entering yesterday's games the Yankees had a 2 1/2 game lead for the A's for home-field advantage in the Wild Card game so the Yankees aren't out of the woods yet. The series in Boston will be a challenge, I wish we were home. We need the best lineup possible and that would include Didi over a fill-in like Adeiny Hechavarria who just doesn't have Didi's offense.

It's unclear exactly when Didi will return to game action, but at least there is confidence that he will be back before next week's important playoff game. I can't imagine a sudden death playoff game without him...and I don't want to.

It's good news all around! I will take it!

--Jeana Bellezza-Ochoa
BYB Managing Editor
Twitter: @Nyprincessj 

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