Gallo (neck tightness) considered day to day

September 18th, 2021

NEW YORK -- Yankees outfielder was removed from Saturday’s 11-3 loss to the Indians with neck tightness, the team announced.

Gallo batted in the second inning, popping out to third baseman José Ramírez, then played one more inning in left field before exiting. Tyler Wade replaced Gallo in left. The slugger is considered day to day.

“He was trying to work through it all morning with different stretches and stuff, but I think after his first at-bat, it was just barking too much on him,” manager Aaron Boone said. “He got some more treatment during the game, so we’ll see where we’re at.”

The early departure snapped Gallo’s streak of four consecutive games (in the starting lineup) with a home run.

Gallo has been on a hot streak, homering twice in Friday’s 8-0 victory over Cleveland. Gallo had hit six homers with eight runs scored over the past seven games in which he had a plate appearance.

“Hopefully it’s just something where you sleep wrong … and he’s back in there tomorrow,” Boone said.