Didi Gregorius will need Tommy John surgery this winter. The Yankee shortstop apparently injured the right elbow during the American League Division Series, the Yankees announced Friday at the season wrap-up press conference.
The Yankees announced that Gregorius had the MRI done on Thursday, and that it had yet to be determined when the surgery would take place.
“We believe there is a realistic chance he plays the bulk of the season with us,” Yankee manager Aaron Boone said.
Boone said they believe the injury occured at Fenway Park after a ball ricotheted of the Green Monster that Gregorius “went out and got”.
“He felt somehing then,” said Boone. “He just kind of played with it the last couple of days. We’re optomistic he’ll be back sometime next year.”
Boone said he sees Gleyber Torres as an option to move over to shortstop.
“Obviosuly we love him at second,” said Boone.
Torres himself had Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow at the midway through 2017, causing him to be out for the rest of the season. He pronoucned himself 100 percent ready the following spring.
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