Oswald Peraza Yankees
Oswald Peraza Yankees Source: MLB.com

With less than three weeks to go for the 2024 season opening day, the New York Yankees are finalizing its roster. Skipper Aaron Boone is a busy man in the clubhouse as he figures out the right combination. Luckily, so far, the manager hasn’t had to deal with any injury scare, unlike last year.

Last year, more than five core players on the roster went into the injury list on the opening day. That being said, while the core is healthy, the same cannot be held true for the bench. The Yankees’ highly touted infielder’s spring niggle has turned into a serious injury that will half his progress for a while.


Oswald Peraza Sent For Imaging By Yankees Over Shoulder Niggle

Oswald Peraza. (Photo: MiLB)

A few days into Grapefruit League, 22-year-old infielder Oswald Peraza was scratched off the lineup over shoulder tightness. He spent 10 days off the field but failed to return, which raised suspicion over his health status. Meanwhile, in a recent interview, New York Yankees skipper Aaron Boone confirmed that Peraza’s injury seems much more serious than previously anticipated. The medical staff has sent him for imaging to figure out the root cause of the problem. While the shortstop was never in the team’s opening day plans, he is a key piece of the bench. The Yanks do not really have a back in shortstop or any other infield position whatsoever. Thus, Oswald Peraza was viewed as the team’s apt backup infielder.

However, the recent injury has cast doubt on Oswald Peraza’s future with the New York Yankees. Ever since Anthony Volpe stole the shortstop job, Peraza has witnessed a decline. He was decent in minor leagues last year. In September, Peraza made his way back into the majors but failed to leave a meaningful impact. At this point, it seems unlikely that the young infielder will survive in the Bronx. By the end of the 2024 season, the Bronx Bombers might use him as a prized trade chip to further add meaningful names to the roster. Ultimately, Peraza’s fate with the Yanks hinges on his ability to recover from his injury, regain his form, and prove himself capable of contributing at the highest level. While the challenge is tough, Peraza’s character as a professional baseball athlete will be put to the test.

Jose Trevino To Be Ready For Opening Day

Jose Trevino
Yankees catcher Jose Trevino walks to the dugout before an MLB baseball game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

In a major boost ahead of opening day, lead catcher Jose Trevino is expected to be fit to play in the opening-day series against the Houston Astros. Trevino skipped the initial weeks of spring training with a calf injury. However, the catcher is slated to return to the field this weekend against the Tampa Bay Rays.

If all things go well, Jose Trevino should be good to catch on opening day for ace Gerrit Cole. That being said, relief corp Tommy Kahnle is likely to begin the season on the injury list. The pitcher has not built up from a shoulder injury sustained last season. While Kahnle is pain-free, the Yankees might opt for a cautious approach to safeguard the future.

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