Gio Urshela exits Wednesday’s game with left groin tightness

Updated: 7:45 p.m.

Gio Urshela exited Wednesday afternoon’s game in the fifth inning with left groin tightness, the Yankees announced.

The Yankees’ third baseman was 1-for-2 with an infield single and strikeout. He didn’t appear to pull anything beating out the single or advancing on a wild pitch, nor did he visibly grimace after one of the swings and misses on the strikeout.

After the game, Aaron Boone said that he started to feel the groin injury in the third inning while indicating the injury appears to be minor. Urshela believes he can play Friday, though the Yankees are sure to be more cautious.

Didi Gregorius, dealing with a shoulder injury of his own, replaced Urshela after previously being slated for a day off. The Yankees have an off day Thursday and begin a homestand at Yankee Stadium on Friday.

Urshela is hitting .331/.370/.555 with a 140 wRC+ after his two at-bats Wednesday. Any extended absence would hurt his ability to qualify for the batting title as he has just 414 plate appearances this year (502 is the cutoff).

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