TAMPA, Fla. — Estevan Florial, the New York Yankees’ high prospect who was in the course of a stellar spring coaching, broke his proper wrist late in Saturday’s 17-7 win over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Based on the Yankees, Florial suffered a nondisplaced wrist fracture whereas chasing down a deep fly ball within the eighth inning. The staff didn’t disclose a doable timetable for his return however indicated that additional analysis on the wrist is ready for Monday.
A couple of half-hour earlier than the staff introduced the damage, supervisor Aaron Boone instructed reporters that Florial could be getting X-rays on the wrist out of “precaution.”
Yankees ace Luis Severino will possible miss the primary month of the common season as a consequence of a shoulder damage, basic supervisor Brian Cashman stated Friday.
“Assume it is one thing minor, however we will take him and get X-rays, simply in case,” Boone stated.
That is the second time in two seasons that Florial has damage his proper wrist. Final 12 months, a break of the middle fielder’s hamate bone required surgical procedure, and he missed practically three months whereas enjoying within the Yankees’ farm system.
Though Florial has by no means performed increased than excessive Class A, he was anticipated to start this season at a extra superior stage. There additionally had turn out to be a distant likelihood in current weeks that he may issue into the massive league staff’s plans in middle discipline as starter Aaron Hicks continues to nurse a decrease again damage.
Nevertheless slim his probabilities of making the Opening Day roster have been, Florial nonetheless was turning heads this spring. By 13 video games, he was hitting .355 (11-for-31) with two doubles, a house run and 4 RBIs. He was additionally 5-for-5 in stolen bases, together with his newest coming earlier in Saturday’s sport.
The damage occurred within the high of the eighth when Toronto’s Danny Jansen tripled on a ball that was hit to the wall in straightaway middle. As Florial leaped for an tried catch, he landed awkwardly, apparently coming down on his proper wrist within the course of. He was gradual to rise up however completed out the half-inning.
When the Yankees got here as much as bat within the backside of the eighth, Florial was changed by a pinch hitter.
New York nonetheless is not certain whether or not Hicks may have sufficient spring coaching at-bats to be prepared for Opening Day, however the expectation is that the again tightness he has skilled for a lot of the spring may have cleared nicely upfront of the season opener.