ST Petersburg, Fla. – Supervisor Aaron Boone hopes slugger Aaron Choose will return to well being from a sprained proper ankle throughout Tuesday evening’s New York Yankees sport towards the Oakland A’s.
Choose labored Saturday on the crew’s minor league advanced in Tampa, Florida, about half-hour from the park the place the Yankees performed the Rays.
“I believe he’s going to be good,” Boone stated earlier than the sport. “I believe we’re going to be in a very good place on Tuesday as a result of he’s been doing every little thing for a number of days. That’s the calculation for the weekend. We have been hesitant to hurry every little thing up, pondering that if he’s 85 or 90% he’ll be again. I don’t need it to be a foul state of affairs the place we lose him for six or eight weeks. As a result of I’m not snug doing that.”
Choose hasn’t performed since April 27 and missed his eighth sport on Saturday. The injury-riddled Yankees entered Saturday’s sport at 17-16 and trailing the key league-leading Rays by 10 video games within the AL East.
Third baseman Josh Donaldson, who has been straining his proper hamstring since April 6, labored out with Choose and can intensify his on-field routines subsequent week earlier than showing within the minors.
Designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton, who has been out since April 16 with left hamstring tightness, isn’t almost pretty much as good as Donaldson, however Boone stated he’s making progress.
“It’s going properly,” Boone stated. “I felt motivated as a result of his progress was good.”
Proper-hander Luis Severino will make at the least three begins within the minors Wednesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Left-hander Carlos Rodon will get an injection Tuesday to alleviate again ache.