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Yankees activate Didi Gregorius from disabled list

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Sir Didi is back!

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The cavalry keeps coming for the Yankees. Earlier today, the team activated shortstop Didi Gregorius from the 10-day disabled list. He is expected to play tonight against the Seattle Mariners.

The Yankees lost Gregorius to a bruised heel while hosting a game against the Blue Jays on August 19th. He suffered the injury following a collision at first base with Kendry Morales. The initial impact looked way worse, so thankfully he only missed 17 games. It’s good that he’s back, though, because the Bombers went 10-7 against some lousy teams in that span.

Gregorius, 28, was having another strong season before the injury. He owned a .270/.333/.482 batting line with 22 home runs. He was also working with a career-best 117 wRC+. It would be great to see him pick right up from where he left off.

Adding Sir Didi should, in theory, stabilize an inconsistent lineup. Gleyber Torres did an impressive job holding down the fort, and Adeiny Hechavarria made some highlight reel plays. There’s no replacing Gregorius, though. In many ways, he’s the heart of the team. It’s great to have him back.