Thairo Estrada gets her chance in majors much faster than anyone could have expected.
The 23-year-old infant who was shot during a robbery attempt in his homeland Venezuela in January 2018 and then plagued by cheating damage during his last season's return will be called on Thursday when the Yanks face Baltimore. He will replace Troy Tulowitzki, who left Wednesday's 2-1 loss for the tigers with a low-quality left calf strain, a source confirmed.
Estrada was to start the season with Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre when it opens its season on Thursday, but when he was the only vacant figure left on the team's 40-man roster, Estrada became the logical choice to stay. revoked.
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But with Tulowitzki heading for the damaged list and the Yankees already without Miguel Andujar and Didi Gregorius among the 11 players at IL, they were left with a little different choice than joining Estrada.