After undergoing elbow surgery in December, Gio Urshela says he should be ready for Opening Day.
The third baseman updated reporters of his status on Tuesday night, when he was honored with a Thurman Munson Award.
“It feels pretty good right now. I’ve been working a lot, trying to get the elbow healthy. Right now, I’m hitting, throwing,” said Urshela. “I don’t know if I’ll be ready for the start of spring training if we start on time, but it looks like I’ll be ready for Opening Day.”
"I don't know if I'll be ready for the start of Spring Training if we start on time, but it looks like I'll be ready for Opening Day"
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This comes a few days after manager Aaron Boone echoed the same thoughts to reporters last week.
Urshela underwent surgery in December to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, with a three-month recovery time expected.
Since 2019, Urshela has slashed .310/.358/.523 with 27 homers and 104 RBIs in 175 games, and he was a Gold Glove finalist this past season.