NEW YORK – Yonder Alonso had he came to Yankee Stadium figuring it would be 50-50 whether or not he’d be in the A’s lineup.
He wasn’t. Alonso, hit on the right wrist by a pitch Tuesday, sat out Wednesday and hoped the off day Thursday would be enough time off.
It wasn’t. And because the Yankees are starting a left-hander, C.C. Sabathia, Saturday, he will probably get that start off, too.
“It feels a good deal better than it did yesterday,” Alonso said of the wrist injury. He’d broken that wrist a few years back, and said he’s pleased that he can see as much progress as he has.
“We’re treating this like we would a rolled ankle,” Alonso said. “It gets better by the hours. And that’s good news. I’m happy with the treatment and with the way the wrist has responded.”
Manager Bob Melvin, who is down to a two-man bench if Alonso can’t even pinch-hit, said the club would be cautious about having Alonso back before he was ready.
“I hit off a tee today and will do some defensive work during batting practice,” Alonso said. “No batting practice today, but I’m hoping BP tomorrow.”
- The Yankees and the A’s rank 1-2 in American League home runs coming into this series, New York has 69, the A’s are tied with Houston for second at 68. That’s where the similarity ends. The Yankees have parlayed their long balls prowess into an AL-leading 241 runs scored. Oakland is 14th out of 15 teams with just 189 runs scored.
- Despite missing six of the A’s last seven starts, Alonso continues…
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