TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Yankees shortstop Didi Gregorius went 1 for 3 with a walk as the designated hitter in an extended spring training game Wednesday after taking one day off due to dehydration.
Gregorius, coming back from Tommy John surgery last October, was given an IV after playing in his first extended spring game Monday. After doing over an hour of on-field pregame work, he played five innings in stifling mid-90 degree conditions.
“What happened Monday? Dehydrated. Just got headaches,” Gregorius said. “Nothing too crazy. Felt good yesterday and today was really good. Everything is 100 percent good.”
Gregorius could rejoin the Yankees in mid- to late June.
Gregorius injured the elbow while making a throw from left field after a ball bounced off Fenway Park’s Green Monster during Game 2 of the AL Division Series at Boston.
Outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who hasn’t played since March 31 due to a strained left biceps and then a strained left shoulder, was scratched Tuesday night from his second rehab game with Class A Tampa with discomfort near his knee that was the result of getting hit by a pitch in a simulated game last week.
Stanton could play Wednesday night.
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, sidelined since April 3 by a strained left calf, continued working on his defensive versatility by adding work at second base in addition to shortstop and third base.
Tulowitzki could be ready to face live pitching by the weekend.
Outfield prospect Estevan Florial, who fractured his wrist during spring training, has been added to the active extended spring training roster.