Didi Gregorius Leaves WBC Due to Injury
New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has injured his throwing shoulder and will have to leave the World Baseball Classic in the final round. Gregorius was batting .348 and had one home run and eight RBIs for the Netherlands.
A preliminary MRI revealed that Gregorius has a hematoma of the subscapularis muscle in his right shoulder, Yankees manager Joe Girardi told reporters Monday. Gregorius will return to the Yankees’ spring training headquarters in Tampa, Florida, to undergo further tests, according to Girardi. The five-year veteran initially felt pain in his shoulder Saturday during a WBC exhibition and underwent the initial MRI on Sunday.
The Yankees have top prospect Gleyber Torres on the roster who entered Monday hitting .444 in 27 spring training at-bats but is expected to start the season at Double-A Trenton. Ronald Torreyes and Ruben Tejada are also both are on the Yankees’ roster.