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Yankees’ Andrew Benintendi put on IL with wrist injury

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — It’s going from dangerous to worse for the Yankees’ offense.

Andrew Benintendi was positioned on the 10-day injured listing Saturday with what supervisor Aaron Boone referred to as a sprained proper wrist, with no assure the outfielder will be capable to return this season.

Benintendi left the sport Friday evening after injuring his wrist on a swing. X-rays have been destructive and additional testing proved to be inconclusive on Saturday.

“We’re unsure [the injury] is the place we thought,’’ Boone mentioned Saturday earlier than the Yankees lost once more to the Rays, 2-1, at Tropicana Field.

Asked if there was an opportunity Benintendi could be again this year, Boone mentioned: “There could be. We’re not sure what we have yet.”

Benintendi had an air cast on his wrist Saturday.

Before leaving the sport Friday throughout his at-bat within the third, Benintendi had been one of many few gamers hitting for the Yankees.

Andrew Benintendi
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He began slowly after his arrival in a commerce from Kansas City in July, however the 28-year-old had match effectively into the Yankees’ lineup. He gave them one other menace from the left facet, along with being a contact hitter on a group that strikes out so much.

He doubled in his first at-bat in opposition to the Rays on Friday, making him 14-for-41 (.342) with three doubles, two homers, six runs, seven RBIs and a .925 OPS in his earlier 11 video games.

Estevan Florial was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre previous to the sport Saturday, with Aaron Hicks taking Benintendi’s spot in left discipline, Aaron Judge transferring again to heart and rookie Oswaldo Cabrera enjoying proper.

Adding to the Yankees’ woes is the very fact they have been already enjoying with out first baseman Anthony Rizzo, who obtained an epidural on Thursday after visiting again specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in California.

Boone mentioned Saturday that Rizzo was shut down for the weekend and anticipated to take part in baseball actions on Monday (and probably Tuesday) in The Bronx earlier than the group decides whether or not to put him again within the lineup.

Rizzo missed video games in each July and August with an identical injury to his decrease again. He underwent an MRI examination lately that Boone mentioned left the Yankees inspired.

But it’s onerous to be optimistic concerning the 33-year-old’s standing, given the constant issues he has had with his again this season.

In addition, DJ LeMahieu is enjoying by a toe injury that has robbed him of most of his offense, Giancarlo Stanton entered Saturday simply 3-for-26 since coming back from left Achilles tendinitis and Josh Donaldson, Gleyber Torres and Hicks are all within the midst of prolonged slumps.

At this level, Judge is nearly the one participant nonetheless hitting within the lineup, which on Saturday additionally included Cabrera and fellow rookie Oswald Peraza, who was making his first begin within the majors, filling in at shortstop for Isiah Kiner-Falefa.

“Hopefully he’s another guy that can give us a spark,’’ Boone said. “We’ve seen that with Cabrera coming up.”

The Yankees entered Saturday having scored three or fewer runs in six of their earlier seven video games.

“We understand the position we’re in and we’ve got to do better, period,’’ Boone said. “The bottom line is, what we’re putting out there is capable and we’ve got to produce.”

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