Yankees’ Oswald Peraza scratched due to right shoulder tightness

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — The Yankees have been relatively healthy through the first few weeks of spring training, but potential concerns emerged Tuesday.

Oswaldo Peraza experienced strain in his right shoulder on Monday, according to Aaron Boone, who suffered the scrape during a trip to the Yankees to play the Rays.

“Hopefully he’ll be back maybe Thursday or Friday,” Boone said after the Yankees’ 4-2 loss at Charlotte Sports Park. “Let’s just take a look. You seemed better today, but… [Monday] The trainers noticed he was getting pretty tight there. I hope it’s a daily thing. Let’s take a look. ”

Oswaldo Peraza was taking batting practice early in spring training when he was sidelined due to tightness in his right shoulder. Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post

Boone said he did not think Peraza was scheduled to be tested.

It will be an important spring for the 23-year-old Peraza. He could be benched as a backup infielder, but could also be sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (with one minor league option remaining). He stands at bat every day.

After Anthony Volpe won the starting shortstop spot last spring, the defensively gifted Peraza struggled to make any impact offensively in his limited time with the Yankees.

He played primarily as a third baseman, batting .191 with a .539 OPS in 52 games.

Will Warren made his Grapefruit League debut on Tuesday against the Rays, throwing three strikeouts in 2/3 innings.

Will Warren allowed just one run in his Grapefruit League debut.
Will Warren allowed just one run in his Grapefruit League debut. Charles Wenzelberg/New York Post

He allowed four hits and one run against a Rays batting lineup that was at its best.

“He was good,” Boone said. “All the pitches he didn’t execute perfectly, they were smashed down pretty well. But I thought he was in command.”

Fellow pitcher Chase Hampton also pitched one inning, allowing one hit and one walk, with two strikeouts.

Coach Boone praised the duo before the game, saying both were “going to be big league starting pitchers,” and that Warren was slightly ahead of Hampton in development.

Both players could make their MLB debuts this season as key depth starters in rotations that are at risk for injury.

“Whether you call it 6-8 or 6-10, I feel like there are better options behind it than I expected.” [beyond the top five starters]Whatever it is,” Boone said.

Jose Trevino hasn’t played in a Grapefruit League game yet because he injured his calf before camp, but that might not be long before.

Boone said the backstop, who has been taking live batting practice and bullpen drills, will have a “heavy day” of work while getting into running form on Tuesday.

Trevino had to overcome three more running ramp-ups before being cleared to play.

“By the end of the week, we’ll be at a point where we can say, ‘Okay, this is what we’re going to aim for in our games,'” Boone said. “But he’s got to get through this next week. He’s doing well.”

Boone added that extra precautions will be taken for Trevino’s return since there are still three weeks of games scheduled before the season.

Jonathan Loaisiga returned to Tampa for live batting practice.



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