Yankees Get Anthony Volpe Health Update After Scratch From Lineup

The New York Yankees had a scare about their star shortstop ahead of Sunday's game against the Astros.

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Coming off an impressive series sweep against the Houston Astros to start the 2024 season, the New York Yankees also got excellent news about shortstop Anthony Volpe. The 22-year-old was scratched from the lineup ahead of Sunday's game but it was later revealed that he only had an upset stomach.

This pushed Oswaldo Cabrera into playing shortstop and Jon Berti into starting third base. The Yankees continued rolling regardless, behind the stellar play of Juan Soto who had three hits and a clutch RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning.

Aaron Boone provided a further update on Volpe's status after the game.

Yankees insider Bryan Hoch reported that Volpe wasn't feeling well at all and had a pretty "rough day" on Sunday.

The Bronx Bombers are headed to Arizona for a three-game series against reigning NLCS winners Diamondbacks starting on Monday. Whether Volpe will be able to make his return then remains to be seen.

Coming off his impressive rookie campaign where he won the Gold Glove Award, Volpe had started this season similarly strongly. After being the first Yankee rookie ever to have a 20-home run, 20-steal season, Volpe is trying to take it to the next level this season. He already has four hits and four walks in 14 appearances on the plate, including a home run on Saturday.

The Yankees are currently tied for the second-best odds (+450) to win the American League pennant. They couldn't have imagined a better start to the season against the AL favorites Astros, who have the best odds at +400.

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