Yankees’ Gregorius needs surgery
The New York Yankees say star shortstop Didi Gregorius will need Tommy John surgery on his right elbow after injuring himself during the AL Division Series.
The team said in an unexpected announcement Friday that surgery has not yet been scheduled. Manager Aaron Boone is optimistic Gregorius will spend most of next season with the club, but the team will know more after surgery. The Yankees say he was hurt making a throw after a ball bounced off the leftfield wall in Boston during Game 1 or Game 2. The Red Sox eliminated the Yankees in four games.
Gregorius, the anchor of the Yankees’ infield, hit .268 with 27 homers and 86 RBIS.
Rangers: Former World Series champion Joe Girardi has been interviewed by Texas in its search for a new manager. People familiar with the details said the Rangers interviewed Girardi, the former New York Yankees and Florida Marlins manager, on Friday in Arlington. The team is making no public comments about the first round of interviews as it looks to replace fired manager Jeff Banister. Girardi managed the Yankees to a World Series title in 2009, their 27th overall and only one since 2000.