Infielder Rougned Odor was added to the Yankees’ active roster before Saturday’s game, with the veteran expected to be available off the bench. Odor was acquired from the Rangers on Wednesday and will back up at second and third bases.
“He’s part of the infield mix. I expect him to probably be in the lineup potentially a couple of days a week,” Boone said.
In a corresponding move, New York optioned infielder Tyler Wade to its alternate training site. Wade will remain with the big league club during this road trip as a member of the taxi squad.
“We spoke about it for about five or 10 minutes,” Boone said. “I reiterated to him that I still think he’s going to play a big, big role on this team moving forward.”
Wade’s departure means Urshela is now in line as the primary backup to shortstop Gleyber Torres. Urshela started one game at shortstop during Spring Training and has said he feels comfortable there.
“I don’t worry about Gio out there,” Boone said. “He’s going to catch it if you hit it to him.”
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