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Chris Stewart leaves game early with possible injury

Al Bello

Chris Stewart has been removed from the game against the Red Sox in the fifth inning. He had just hit a sac fly to score Jayson Nix in the bottom of the fourth inning and Austin Romine was put in the game behind the plate for the top of the fifth. Best guess is that he re-aggravated his groin injury and had to be taken out as a precaution.

If Stewart needs to be put on the disabled list, the Yankees still have an open spot on the 40-man roster, after designating David Huff for assignment, so they can add another catcher. Francisco Cervelli is still about a month away as he heals from a broken hand, meanwhile, Bobby Wilson is hitting .176/.295/.284 as the full time catcher for Scranton and JR Murphy has hit .284/.372/.445 in Trenton. Either way, any move they make would clear room for the Yankees' catching prospects to move up. The one thing we know is that Austin Romine can't be the regular starting catcher after hitting just .103/.125/.154 this season.


Bullet dodged.