MIAMI -- The Yankees are hopeful that Didi Gregorius' stay on the sidelines will be a brief one, as the shortstop was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left heel contusion prior to Tuesday's game against the Marlins.First baseman Luke Voit was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a
MIAMI -- The Yankees are hopeful that Didi Gregorius' stay on the sidelines will be a brief one, as the shortstop was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left heel contusion prior to Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
First baseman Luke Voit was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move. Manager Aaron Boone said that Gleyber Torres is likely to see increased time at shortstop in place of Gregorius, who did not travel as the Yankees opened a two-game Interleague series at Marlins Park.
"Obviously Didi is so important to what we do in the middle of our lineup and the middle of our field -- he's kind of our quarterback out there," Boone said. "He does so many things intangibly well that we'll certainly miss him, but we also feel like we have people capable of stepping up for him while he's down, which is hopefully a short amount of time."
Torres drew the start at shortstop for Tuesday's contest, with Neil Walker manning second base. Boone said that Voit was promoted for pinch-hitting duty in the National League park, noting that Ronald Torreyes provides versatility at multiple positions off the bench.
Boone said that he could not provide an exact timetable for Gregorius' return.
"We're hoping that it's short, but I think the next couple of days will really tell us the picture," Boone said. "He's better today than he was yesterday. I know he was in [at Yankee Stadium] getting an upper-body workout in today. … Right now, they're just working to get the swelling out of there, which has gone down already."
Gregorius was injured in the first inning of Sunday's 10-2 win over the Blue Jays, colliding with first baseman Kendrys Morales while legging out an RBI infield single.
New York is already without Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez, and Giancarlo Stanton has been playing through a tight left hamstring. Tuesday marked Stanton's first start since Aug. 8 at a position (right field) other than designated hitter.
"We've certainly been tested with some of the people we've lost for periods of time," Boone said. "I also think we've responded pretty well. This continues to be a tough stretch for us, having faced a little bit of adversity along the way. I feel like we've also handled it well, and the guys that we've asked to step up have."
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