Gio Urshela
3B FA
1 month ago

Urshela signed a minor-league deal with the Yankees on Friday, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela will remain within the Yankees' organization after Toronto traded him to New York in early August. Across 19 big-league games with the Blue Jays, he slashed .233/.283/.326 with one home run and three RBI in 46 plate appearances. He wound up hitting .307 with an .815 OPS for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in 27 games for the Yankees' Triple-A club once he came over. The 27-year-old figures to serve as infield depth going into the 2019 campaign.

Gio Urshela
3B FA
4 months ago

Urshela was traded to the Yankees for an undisclosed return Saturday, Conor Foley of the Times-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela will likely fill an organizational depth role for the Yankees. He's appeared at every infield position in his three-year MLB career, but offers very little with the bat, hitting just .225/.274/.315 in 167 games.

Gio Urshela
3B FA
5 months ago

The Blue Jays outrighted Urshela to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela attracted no interest from the other 29 teams after the Blue Jays exposed him to waivers and will now remain in the organization. No longer in possession of a spot on the 40-man roster, Urshela faces an uphill battle to resurface in the big leagues this season.

Gio Urshela
3B FA
5 months ago

Urshela was designated for assignment Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela didn't do much in his time with the Blue Jays, hitting .233/.283/.326 in 46 plate appearances. Those numbers are in line with his career stats, making him not particularly appealing on the waiver wire.

Gio Urshela
3B FA
7 months ago

Urshela was added to the active roster prior to Saturday's game against Boston.

EDGE Analysis

In order to make room for Urshela on the 25-man roster, Dalton Pompey was sent back to Triple-A Buffalo. Urshela will serve as a reserve infielder behind Josh Donaldson at third base after coming over from Cleveland earlier this week.

Gio Urshela
3B FA
7 months ago

Urshela was dealt to the Blue Jays in exchange for cash considerations or a player to be named later, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela will move on after being a member of Cleveland's organization since 2009. He was recently designated for assignment after being activated from the 10-day DL (hamstring) last week. During 67 games with the big-league team in 2017, Urshela hit .224 with a .550 OPS and 15 RBI. He will provide organizational depth at the third base spot moving forward.

Gio Urshela
3B FA
7 months ago

Urshela (hamstring) was reinstated from the 10-day DL and subsequently designated for assignment prior to Friday's game.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela will be subject to waivers after returning from a lengthy rehab assignment during which he went 12-for-37 (.324 average) with four extra-base hits and seven RBI in 11 minor-league games. The infielder just couldn't crack a spot on the Indians' active roster and will likely be plucked off the waiver wire by another organization. Over 67 games with Cleveland in 2017, he hit .224/.262/.288 with 15 RBI.

Gio Urshela
3B FA
8 months ago

Urshela (hamstring) will report to Triple-A Columbus for a minor-league rehab assignment.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela recently played in an extended spring training contest earlier this week and appears to be on the verge of making an appearance in the minor leagues within the next couple days. Manager Terry Francona did mention that Urshela was about 4-to-5 days away from playing with Columbus on Wednesday, so the infielder could spend a few days on the bench before returning to game action.

Gio Urshela
3B FA
8 months ago

Urshela (hamstring) played in an extended spring training game in Arizona on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Terry Francona admitted that Urshela remains about 4-to-5 days out from going on a minor-league rehab assignment, though this marked the first time that the 26-year-old returned to game action since going down with a right hamstring strain near the end of spring training. Upon his return to the big leagues, it's expected that Urshela will be utilized out of a reserve role all around the infield.

Gio Urshela
3B FA
8 months ago

Urshela (hamstring) is still a week away from competing in minor-league rehab contests, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela has been dealing with a right hamstring strain since mid-March and hasn't recovered nearly as quickly as originally expected. The infielder has been going through a baserunning program in recent days, which is a positive step forward in getting the hamstring up to speed. It seems possible that Urshela could return to the majors prior to the series against Baltimore on April 20.