Yankees OF Benintendi move to IL with right wrist injury | Baseball
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees left fielder Andrew Benintendi entered the 10-day injured list on Saturday with an inflamed right wrist.
Benintendi started in the third inning of Friday night’s 9-0 loss to Tampa Bay after injuring his wrist on a swing. He shook her hand and immediately walked over to the Yankees dugout.
New York manager Aaron Boone said Benintendi thought something had popped in his wrist and then he had numbness in his fingers.
“We need to get more testing, more imaging and more opinions to really pinpoint exactly what it is,” Boone said. “There are still questions out there.”
Benintendi had x-rays on Friday evening and was due for an MRI scan on Saturday. CT scans are also planned.
New York first baseman Anthony Rizzo had his schedule pushed back in terms of returning to practice after receiving an epidural injection on Thursday for persistent lower back pain. He was scheduled for rehab on Saturday and Sunday before returning to baseball activities on Monday, but Boone said the slugger will have days off this weekend and hopefully speed things up on Monday.
There was good news about three injured starting pitchers.
Left-hander Nestor Cortes, sidelined by a strained left groin, threw 45 pitches to batters Saturday at the Yankees’ minor league complex in Tampa, Fla.
“My bike was in place, that’s kind of the most important thing,” Cortes said. “I came in after a few throws there, 92, 94. I was even doing handgun stuff, because I feel like it grabs my groin a little bit more when I fall. I also wanted to test that, to make sure I checked all the boxes.″
Boone expects Cortes to join the rotation on Thursday,
“I thought he looked good,” Boone said. “Healthy. I thought his stuff looked good, the pace was good. I feel like he’s in a good position right now.
Right-hander Luis Severino, out with a right lateral stump, allowed one hit and struck out three in two scoreless innings for Single-A Tampa on Friday night.
Boone said reports on Severino were good and he will make his next appearance on Thursday with Double-A Somerset or Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Right-hander Jameson Taillon, hit in the right forearm by a batted ball on Tuesday, is set to make his next scheduled start
Reliever Zack Britton, returning from Tommy John surgery and spending a week between appearances in rehab due to a glute injury, struck out two in a perfect inning Saturday for Single-A Tampa.
Miguel Castro (right shoulder strain) clears the mound, while Stephen Ridings (right shoulder impact) faced batters Saturday.
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