Yankees continue to be impressed by Estevan Florial

BOSTON — Estevan Florial nonetheless would possibly be part of the Yankees’ long-term future.

At this level, although, they want him to produce proper now, and the 23-year-old delivered a key hit within the gorgeous, 4-3 win over the Red Sox at Fenway Park on Saturday.

His leadoff double off Nathan Eovaldi within the high of the eighth sparked a four-run rally.

“Every time I’m with [Florial] personally, whether it’s spring training or getting called up, he always seems to be doing something,” supervisor Aaron Boone stated. “It shows why we’re excited about him. … It’s a tough environment to play in, and he acquitted himself well.”

The long-time prospect referred to as his efficiency on the plate “so-so” and acknowledged that he isn’t positive if he’s right here to keep.

“I’ve been able to come up here and help the team,’’ Florial said. “Right now, it’s not about me. There’s gonna be a time for the Yankees to make a decision. … I trust the Yankees.”

Estevan Florial
Estevan Florial
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The Yankees are slowly getting complete once more after their COVID-19 outbreak.

Gio Urshela may be within the lineup on Sunday towards the Red Sox relying on how he feels and Aaron Judge and Kyle Higashioka are anticipated to arrive in Boston on Sunday and to journey with the staff to Tampa on Monday.

Judge and Higashioka will undergo additional testing to make sure that they’re prepared to go, in accordance to Boone, and can then exercise on the staff’s minor league complicated in Tampa on Monday’s off-day.

Asked if Judge may probably return for Tuesday’s opener towards the Rays, Boone pointed extra towards later within the sequence.

“I do know Monday is an enormous day for he and [Higashioka],’’ Boone stated.

He added the onerous synthetic turf at Tropicana Field wouldn’t play a job in whether or not Judge performs, although it has taken a toll on his legs up to now.

Chris Gittens left the sport after tripping over his bat on a comebacker throughout an at-bat within the high of the eighth. He was getting X-rays on his ankle after the sport and his standing for Sunday unknown. Luke Voit is already on the IL with left knee irritation. DJ LeMahieu moved from third base to first, with Tyler Wade, who’d pinch-run for Giancarlo Stanton earlier, performed third.

The Stanton experiment in left subject hadn’t taken place, however Boone stated he was “leaning” towards enjoying him there for the sequence finale towards the Red Sox on Sunday at Fenway Park.

It’s unclear why Sunday would be the most effective day for Stanton to take the sector for the primary time since 2019, for the reason that Yankees barely have sufficient competent hitters to subject a aggressive lineup, even with Stanton at DH.

The preliminary thought was that Stanton in left would liberate the DH spot for another person, however Judge and Urshela stay out with COVID-19. Asked if Gary Sanchez may get a DH day Sunday if his again is wholesome sufficient, Boone stated that was not within the plans.

Still, Boone stated Stanton may “potentially” be in left subject Sunday.

“We’ve had a lot of stuff happen as a team with us the last week or two,’’ Boone said of what will go into the decision on Sunday. “He is an option right now. … There’s a good chance [Stanton] is out there [Sunday].”

Luis Severino threw to reside hitters once more Saturday, and it went nicely, in accordance to Boone and pitching coach Matt Blake.

Coming again from a strained groin suffered throughout his second rehab begin in his return from February 2020 Tommy John surgical procedure, Severino confronted Urshela and Tyler Wade within the two-inning, 38-pitch session.

They’ll wait to see how the right-hander bounces again earlier than figuring out his subsequent step, which might probably be both a three-inning reside BP or a rehab begin in Tampa.

Boone stated Corey Kluber felt good following his first bullpen session since being sidelined with a shoulder pressure in May.

“That’s encouraging,’’ Boone said. “He’s in line for another bullpen.”

Kluber isn’t anticipated to rejoin the rotation earlier than September.

Asher Wojciechowski elected free company relatively than accepting an project to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Wojciechowski was designated for project by the Yankees on Thursday to make room for Sal Romano a day after beginning the Yankees’ win over the Phillies.

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