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The New York Yankees announced Tuesday that they have placed shortstopDidi Gregorius on the 10-day disabled list with a left heel contusion.The 28-year-old was injured when he collided with Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Kendrys Morales while beating out an infield single during the first inning of Monday's game:He was able to remain in the game to run the bases and came around to score on a Greg Bird grand slam. However , he was removed from the game in the top of the third inning.The transaction is retroactive to Monday. InfielderLuke Voit has been recalled from Triple-A in a corresponding roster move.After the game, New York skipper Aaron Boone acknowledged there was concern surrounding the injury."Not great," Boone said, "There is nothing broken or anything like that, but he's got a pretty significant bruise, and there is some swelling in there."Gregorius was having another impressive season, hitting .270/.333/.482 with 22 home runs, 22 doubles, four triples and 74 RBI. He had been hitting .292 with five dingers, four doubles and two triples in 28 games since the All-Star break.This is just the latest injury blow to the Yankees. Outfielder Aaron Judge (wrist) Ronald Acuna Jr. Jersey , catcher Gary Sanchez (groin), CC Sabathia (knee), outfielder Clint Frazier (concussion) and outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury (hip) are all on the disabled list. Giancarlo Stanton is also playing through a hamstring injury.In the field, Boone does have some options to work with in Gregorius' absence. Both the highly touted Gleyber Torres and Ronald Torreyes can play either shortstop or second. Plus, veteran Neil Walker could see time at second, although he is no longer the hitter he once was.Losing Gregorius will leave a big hole in the middle of New York's lineup, though.None of the Yankees' backup plans can replace his bat, one that has hit 20-plus home runs in three consecutive seasons.New York currently holds a seven-game lead in the wild-card race. While Gregorius' injury will make it nearly impossible to catch the Boston Red Sox, who hold a nine-game lead in the American League East, it shouldn't have a serious effect on the Yankees' playoff status. The Philadelphia Phillies have been among the cooler stories of the 2018 season. After several seasons of bumpy rebuilding , they've blossomed earlier than expected and appear ticketed to make their first postseason foray since 2011.Then again, of the three teams with a shot to crack the postseason from the National League East, here is how the run differentials stacked up entering play WednesdayTonguehillies (plus-39)Atlanta Braves (plus-67)Washington Nationals (plus-69).The Phils offense tied for 19th in runs scored and ranked22nd in OPS. The pitching staff has done its part, but it's worth wondering if Philadelphia's bats can fend off the Braves and Nats, let alone lead the club on a deep October charge.Milwaukee Brewers2 of 5Chase AndersonThearon W. Henderson/Getty ImagesThe Milwaukee Brewers are nipping at the heels of the Chicago Cubs in the NL Central and would be the NL's top wild-card team if the season ended Wednesday.On the other hand, their plus-34 run differential is the same as the Los Angeles Angels, who are a game under .500 and buried in fourth place in the American League West.The Brew Crew's fatal flaw may be the starting rotation, which owns a respectable-but-unspectacular 3.91 ERA. Junior Guerra (3.42ERA), Chase Anderson (3.81 ERA) and Jhoulys Chacin (3.89 ERA) are decent mid-rotation options. Jimmy Nelson is still working his way back from September shoulder surgery. None is a lights-out ace.That's an especially important commodity in the do-or-die Wild Card Game, which means the Brewers should do all they can to catch the Cubbies.If they don't Preston Tucker Jersey , they could be destined for a quick postseason exit.Seattle Mariners3 of 5Stephen Brashear/Getty ImagesThe Seattle Mariners are two games behind the Oakland Athletics for second place in the AL West and the Junior Circuit's second wild-card position.With so much time remaining, that sentence makes it sound as though the M's have a solid shot at snapping their 16-year playoff drought.Don't get your hopes up, Seattle fans: The Mariners' minus-25 run differential is easily the worst of any team with a winning record. Their starting pitchers rank 17th in baseball with a 4.19 ERA, and erstwhile ace Felix Hernandez appears to befinished.General manager Jerry Dipoto did his trademark tinkering at the non-waiver trade deadline and added ancillary pieces, but there's scant reason to believe Seattle can overtake Oakland鈥攍et alone compete鈥攚ith the AL elite.Colorado Rockies4 of 5Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesThe Colorado Rockies are positioned to compete in atightNL West.They're only 2.0 games behind the second-place Arizona Diamondbacks (who are a half-game away from the second wild-card berth) and 2.5 behind the first-place Los Angeles Dodgers.After making the NL Wild Card Game in 2017, a return to the postseason is within their grasp.Now, the wet blanket: The Rockies own a minus-16 run differential and their bullpen's 5.13 ERA ranks 28th in baseball, ahead of only the Miami Marlins and Kansas City Royals.Most damningly, the Rockies made no significant moves at the July 31 trade deadline. They're technically in the thick of the race, but all signs point to them missing the dance.New York Yankees5 of 5Julie Jacobson/Associated PressTo be clear: The New York Yankees will almost certainly make the playoffs.Despite trailing the archrival Boston Red Sox by nine games , they hold the American League's top wild-card slot. The odds of two teams overtaking them and bumping them off the October stage are slim to none.If and when they get to the playoffs, however, the Yanks could be in trouble.Star slugger Aaron Judge is on the disabled list with a wrist injury and still can't swing a bat. Catcher Gary Sanchez (groin) is likewise sidelined.New York also has serious questions in the starting rotation, even after adding J.A. Happ (who's missed time with hand, foot and mouth disease) and Lance Lynn at the trade deadline.Luis Severino, the club's ace for most of the season, is wrestling with an extended, ill-timed slump. Could the team count on him in an AL Wild Card Game?A deep bullpen and potent offense (health provided) make the Yankees possibleWorld Series contenders. But there are a lot of troubling "ifs" in the Bronx.All statistics current entering play Wednesday and courtesy of and Baseball Reference.

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