Gio Urshela could rejoin Yankees after next rehab game


ATLANTA — The left side of the Yankees’ infield could look different soon.

Aaron Boone said Monday that Gio Urshela (left hamstring) was scheduled to play another rehab game for Double-A Somerset on Tuesday and if that goes well, could meet the team in Oakland on Wednesday. 

And Gleyber Torres (left thumb sprain) is headed to Somerset on Tuesday, where he’ll work out and increase baseball activities “through the end of the weekend.”

If Torres doesn’t have any setbacks “hopefully he’ll be in a position to start a rehab assignment at that point.”

To this point, Boone said the team has gotten “good news” about what Torres has been able to do, which is why the Yankees believe he’ll soon be ready for live hitting.

“We’ll see how that goes,’’ said Boone, who declined to estimate how many rehab games Torres might need before he’s ready to rejoin the Yankees after injuring the thumb on Aug. 8.

Torres hit well in his final eight games before the thumb sprain, going 11-for-28 with four doubles.

Urshela looked good in a rehab game with Somerset on Sunday.

“He got to run the bases a lot because he was on [base], so that was good,’’ Boone said. “He’s come out of that doing well.’’

In their absence, the Yankees have gotten solid production from unexpected places, from Tyler Wade and Andrew Velazquez at shortstop and Rougned Odor at third base, which he’d never played before this season.

Gio Urshela will possibly return to the Yankees on Wednesday.
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Miguel Andujar’s rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre has come to a halt, with Andujar still feeling discomfort in his left wrist. He was placed on the 60-day IL. 

Andujar had been playing left field with SWB before the latest setback and Boone said he’s been shut down.

The manager added doctors found no new significant injury and it’s more of a pain-tolerance situation.

The hope is that Andujar could restart the rehab assignment by the end of the week.

Boone said Luis Severino was “feeling really good” Monday and might be ready to start throwing again after feeling tightness in his right shoulder while warming up for a rehab start with SWB on Aug. 13.

Severino is scheduled to see Dr. Neal ElAttrache this week in California. Boone said there was a chance Severino was potentially getting ready to begin throwing again.

With Luis Gil’s scheduled start on Sunday washed out in The Bronx, the right-hander is scheduled to start with SWB on Tuesday and could slide back into the rotation the next time through. 

“He’s on the radar with a lot of good performances,’’ Boone said. 

Mike Ford’s journey after being released by the Yankees earlier this season continues. The first baseman was claimed by the Nationals on Monday off waivers from the Rays, where he’d been playing with Triple-A Durham. The 29-year-old was optioned to Triple-A Rochester by Washington.

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