Gre­go­rius needs Tommy John surgery

The Oklahoman - - SPORTS -

Yan­kees star short­stop Didi Gre­go­rius needs Tommy John surgery on his right el­bow af­ter in­jur­ing him­self mak­ing a throw in Bos­ton dur­ing the AL Divi­sion Series, and there's no telling ex­actly when he'll be able to play again.

Gen­eral man­ager Brian Cash­man said Fri­day that Gre­go­rius will be out "un­til some­time next sum­mer." Cash­man said the team will have a bet­ter idea about his re­turn af­ter surgery, which hasn't yet been sched­uled. The sur­prise an­nounce­ment at Yan­kee Sta­dium led to im­me­di­ate spec­u­la­tion the team might even­tu­ally make a big move to fill the void — pur­suit of All-Star in­fielder and free agent-to-be Manny Machado, now in the NL play­offs with the Los An­ge­les Dodgers.

In the mean­time, sec­ond base­man Gley­ber Tor­res is the Yan­kees' top in­ter­nal so­lu­tion at short­stop, Cash­man said.

In other news for the Yan­kees:

•Pitcher CC Sa­bathia had cleanup surgery on his right knee ear­lier in the day. He's had surgery on the same knee in the past, and been slowed by trou­ble there in the past. The 38-year-old lefty was 9-7 with a 3.65 ERA in 29 starts this year, but strug­gled in Game 4 of the play­offs. Sa­bathia is ex­pected to be fine for the start of spring train­ing. He's el­i­gi­ble for free agency.

•Pitcher Sonny Gray ap­pears on his way out of the Bronx. An All-Star with Oak­land in 2015, he's just 15-16 with a 4.51 ERA since the A's traded him to New York on July 31, 2017. The Yan­kees tried chang­ing catch­ers to help Gray, but the 28-year-old righty still lost his spot in the ro­ta­tion.

"Prob­a­bly best to try this some­where else," Cash­man said. "Some­one, if they trade for him, is go­ing to get the player we wanted. It just hasn't worked out here."

Sources: Gi­rardi in­ter­viewed by Rangers

World Series cham­pion Joe Gi­rardi was in­ter­viewed Fri­day by the Texas Rangers in their search for a new man­ager.

Gi­rardi, the for­mer New York Yan­kees and Florida Mar­lins man­ager, was the first per­son with big league man­age­rial ex­pe­ri­ence in­ter­viewed by the Rangers as they look to re­place fired man­ager Jeff Banis­ter. Peo­ple fa­mil­iar with the de­tails said the Rangers in­ter­viewed Gi­rardi inn Ar­ling­ton. The team is mak­ing no pub­lic com­ments about the first round of man­age­rial in­ter­views.

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