New York Yankees and Netherlands shortstop Didi Gregorius is leaving the World Baseball Classic due to an injured right throwing shoulder. He will not play in the final round of the tournament and will re-join the Yankees to undergo further tests.
Gregorius felt pain in his shoulder on Saturday during a WBC exhibition game, and an MRI revealed that Gregorius has a hematoma in the muscle of his right shoulder. It is unclear whether the injury will force him to miss Opening Day. If he does, it is likely the Yankees will turn to either Ronald Torreyes or Ruben Tejada at shortstop to begin the season.
Gregorius hit .348 with one home run and eight RBIs during this World Baseball Classic.