Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius has been cleared to resume baseball activities and could return to the lineup within the next four games, manager Aaron Boone told YES Network Wednesday.
This is obviously good news for the Yankees. Gregorius suffered torn cartilage in his right wrist sliding home with the winning run in the 11th inning Saturday against the Orioles. Boone had originally suggested the slugging shortstop would not return this season, but said Gregorius would be re-evaluated.
After a cortisone shot Sunday, Gregorius said he felt better, and was optimistic he’d return.
“I’m feeling stronger. I’ll get some exercises in and wait to see what’s going to happen,” Gregorius said Monday. … “I said the same thing yesterday; I said I’ll be ready to go before the season ends.”
Gregorius has been a key for the Yankees this season not just with his big bat (27 home runs, .834 OPS) but his glove up the middle.