NEW YORK – The Yankees do not know how long, exactly, Troy Tulowitzki short-handed calf suffered from the low-grade left calf he suffered in Wednesday's loss to the Tigers.
It is also not clear if they are completely comfortable with their current configuration.
They plan to call infielder Thairo Estrada of Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre for the game on Thursday afternoon in Baltimore.
But what if Estrada, who has barely played in Triple-A and never in the big leagues, is just an alternative for general manager Brian Cashman? What if he wants to bring outside help?
Here are four options:
Why: Toronto is already selling. They already sent center fielder Kevin Pillar to the Giants for minor leagues. They have Galvis with a one-year, $ 5 million contract, which is quite affordable if the Yankees want to be big. Galvis is a very good defender and the Yankees considered signing him before going for Tulowitzki.
Who is Thairo Estrada of the Yankees? 7 things you should know about the last call
Thairo Estrada is the last call of the New York Yankees, with Troy Tulowitzki falling on Wednesday.
Why: He is sitting there in Triple-A for the Mets. Hechavarria was with the Yankees late last year and in the playoffs as a defensive replacement for third baseman Miguel Andújar. He is also a great defender. Boone liked to call it "Hech" or "Hechie".
Why: Because everyone in the Yankees loved Torreyes, or "toe", as they knew him in the Bronx before they exchanged it with the Cubs, who then cut him. Minnesota picked it up. Torreyes plays the three points in the box and can manage left field, although he does not hit much. Who would not want a second presentation of the "Foot Night Show?"
Why: Random, right? Not totally Solano was with the Yankees in 2017 and saw a great league time. He played 370 major league games and was able to manage second base and third base. He did not play in the majors in 2018, although he hit .381 with an OPS of .783 in 81 Triple-A games for the Dodgers. Just thinking outside the box and cheap here.