Gio Urshela
3B NYY
Wed 3/25/20 7:54 PM

Urshela will be the Yankees' regular third baseman when the 2020 season commences, Pete Caldera of NorthJersey.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela was a non-roster invitee to spring training last season and started the campaign in the minors. One year later, he is projected to have his name penciled into the potent Yankees lineup on a near-everyday basis due to an out-of-nowhere 2019 showing in which he slashed .314/.355/.534 and flashed impressive glovework. Per Caldera, Urshela's growth can be in part attributed to mechanical adjustments that have resulted in a compacted swing. Though he hit a modest .233/.361/.367 in Grapefruit League play, Urshela should have plenty of opportunity to prove that last season was not a fluke when the 2020 campaign gets underway.

Gio Urshela
3B NYY
Thu 2/6/20 5:33 PM

Urshela will enter spring training as the presumed starting third baseman for the Yankees, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

General manager Brian Cashman confirmed the starting job at third base heading into 2020 is Urshela's to lose after the 28-year-old hit .314/.355/.534 with 21 home runs across 132 games for the Yankees in 2019.

Gio Urshela
3B NYY
Fri 1/10/20 1:21 PM

Urshela agreed to a one-year, $2.475 million deal with the Yankees on Friday, avoiding arbitration, freelance baseball writer Robert Murray reports.

EDGE Analysis

His breakout 2019 season came at a good time, just before his first offseason as an arbitration-eligible player. He will go through the process three more times before hitting the open market after the 2023 season.

Gio Urshela
3B NYY
Fri 10/4/19 2:50 PM

Urshela (ankle) will start Game 1 of the ALDS against the Twins on Friday, batting ninth and playing third base.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela emerged from obscurity to become a key member of the Yankees' lineup this year, hitting .314/.355/.534 over 132 games. He suffered a sprained ankle in the final game of the regular season but won't wind up missing any further action.

Gio Urshela
3B NYY
Wed 10/2/19 12:55 PM

Urshela (ankle) went through a full workout Tuesday and is expected to make the Yankees' ALDS roster, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela left the final game of the regular season Sunday against the Rangers with a mild ankle sprain, but the issue apparently wasn't a significant one. Expect him to play a role in the division series against the Twins.

Gio Urshela
3B NYY
Sun 9/29/19 5:41 PM

Urshela (ankle) has a mild left ankle sprain and was removed from the game Sunday for precautionary reasons, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela was pulled from the game Sunday against the Rangers after picking up an ankle injury. He was checked out by the doctors in Arlington who ruled the injury as just a mild ankle sprain. There is no further testing currently scheduled for Urshela as he will remain day-to-day with the injury and is expected to be ready to go for the Yankees' first game Friday in the ALDS.

Gio Urshela
3B NYY
Sun 9/29/19 4:41 PM

Urshela was removed from Sunday's game at Texas with an apparent left ankle injury, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but the Yankees had every reason to pull Urshela at the first sign of danger in the final game of the regular season. The 27-year-old should be considered day-to-day until more is known on the injury, and he'll have a few days to rest up before potentially missing any action heading into Game 1 of the ALDS versus the Twins on Friday.

Gio Urshela
3B NYY
Sat 9/28/19 1:46 AM

Urshela went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and another run scored in Friday's win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela extended the Yankees' lead with a solo homer in the sixth inning. The 27-year-old had left Tuesday's game after taking a pitch to the hand. He sat out Wednesday, but seems to be back on track. Across 437 at-bats this season, Urshela is slashing .316/.357/.538 with 21 home runs.

Gio Urshela
3B NYY
Fri 9/27/19 5:14 PM

Urshela (hand) is back in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela left Tuesday's game after getting hit in the hand by a pitch, but the injury evidently wasn't a particularly serious one. He'll bat seventh and play third base Friday.

Gio Urshela
3B NYY
Wed 9/25/19 4:31 PM

Urshela (hand) will sit Wednesday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Urshela left Tuesday's game after getting hit by a pitch in the hand. His X-rays were negative, and manager Aaron Boone suggested he may not have to miss any time, but that was apparently overly optimistic. He'll sit for at least one game and will get another rest with the Yankees' scheduled off day coming up Thursday. According to Lindsey Adler of The Athletic, he's expected to rejoin the lineup Friday against the Rangers.