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X-rays negative on Gio Urshela, DJ LeMahieu

Both infielders exited the game before the fifth inning.

MLB: New York Yankees at San Francisco Giants Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports

The black cloud of injuries continues to loom over the Yankees. During Sunday afternoon’s game against the Giants, both DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela departed from the field with apparent injuries.

LeMahieu exited in the third inning with right knee inflammation. He fouled a ball off his knee a couple days ago, but the X-rays came back clean. The 30-year-old has been one of the most productive players on the team, hitting .310/.363/.430 (110 wRC+) with elite-caliber defense.

Urshela, meanwhile, got drilled in the hand by a Nick Vincent fastball. He walked to first base while grimacing in pain, but did not stay to run the bases. The Yankees took him right out of the game. The 27-year-old third baseman had a reputation for being a glove-first player, but he has hit exceptionally well for the Yankees. With a pair of hits today, he brought his season batting line to .351/.415/.509 (147 wRC+) over 65 plate appearances.

The Yankees have a ridiculous 13 players on the injured list. The team has managed to thrive in the face of adversity, but they can only withstand so many blows. Losing two more infielders would certainly take them to the limit.

We’ll have more on this as the situation develops.

Update 7:21 PM: Exhale, everyone. The X-rays came back negative on both Urshela and LeMahieu. Let’s hope the day off tomorrow helps them recover. The Yankees sure need these two.