The parade of Yankees continues.
On Friday afternoon, the team announced that Gio Urshela was placed on the 10-day injured list with a bone spur in his right elbow. As a corresponding move, the club called up Miguel Andújar from the alternate site.
Additionally, Jonathan Loáisiga landed on the injured list with an unspecified illness that prevents him from competing. Miguel Yajure took his place on the roster.
Urshela, 28, was in the middle of another productive season at the plate. He hit .272/.358/.515 with six home runs (135 wRC+). The batting average isn’t quite as shiny as last year, but there’s some bad luck involved there, notably a .278 BABIP. He still hit the ball hard, and has an improved presence at the plate, making him an even more dangerous batter than his 2019 self. An impact player on both sides of the ball, the Yankees will miss Urshela’s presence, and hopefully he gets healthy in time for the postseason.
Andújar, meanwhile, has had few opportunities to get going in 2020. He appeared in 12 games, going 4-for-31 at the plate. The 25-year-old hasn’t played regularly since 2018, so maybe he can finally get locked in. He’s just two years removed from a 130 wRC+ season.
Loáisiga, meanwhile, carved out a role as a Swiss-Army-knife reliever. He pitched to a 3.18 ERA (4.31 FIP) over 17 innings of work. It’s scary that he’s fallen ill to the point of being unable to play. I hope he gets well soon.