fbpx
Skip to main content

Aaron Boone: Yankees’ shortstop situation ‘could change’

Sportsnaut
Sep 28, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees shortstop Gio Urshela (29) goes to throw out Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr (not pictured) at second base during the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees shortstop Gio Urshela (29) goes to throw out Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Vladimir Guerrero Jr (not pictured) at second base during the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Gio Urshela is the New York Yankees’ starting shortstop. For now.

Manager Aaron Boone confirmed to reporters Sunday that Urshela currently holds that role but added that “the landscape could change along the way.”

Not exactly a ringing endorsement for the 30-year-old Urshela, who batted .267 with 14 homers, 49 RBIs and 109 strikeouts in 116 games last season.

The Yankees moved Urshela from third base to shortstop in mid-September after shifting All-Star Gleyber Torres from shortstop to second base. In 28 games (24 starts) at shortstop — his first time at that position since 2018 — Urshela committed only two errors.

The Yankees reportedly have expressed serious interest in prized free agent Carlos Correa, a two-time All-Star and 2021 Gold Glove winner who batted .279 with 26 homers and 92 RBIs last season for the Houston Astros.

Correa, 27, is said to be seeking a deal similar to Francisco Lindor’s 10-year, $341 million contract signed with the New York Mets last spring.

–Field Level Media