Though they are both dealing with minor injuries, manager Aaron Boone says OF Aaron Hicks and LHP Aroldis Chapman could be available for Sunday's contest against the Blue Jays.
Hicks, who was suffering from left leg cramps on Saturday, wasn't in the starting lineup today as Clint Frazier was added to the outfield. And though Boone would like to not have to use Hicks, he does consider him an option if need be.
"Aaron is doing well, Boone told the Daily News' MIke Mazzeo. "We'll try to stay away from him, but I view him as an option."
Chapman has been dealing with left knee tendinitis, but noted Saturday the pain was "different" than it has been. Boone said the Yankees will evaluate him before the game to see what they want to do moving forward.
"We'll see how the next couple of hours unfold before the game," he said. "I checked in with him this morning already. He said he feels better this morning. I think this is something that he'll likely deal with most of the year, and something that from a maintenance standpoint they'll stay on top of. It sounds like he'll probably be an option for us today."
Chapman said that he can feel it walking around, but the pain reached a different level.
"You can feel it a little bit when you walk around and stuff, but today was just a little different," Chapman said via an interpreter. "It was a completely different sensation -- more pain."
Both Yankees are crucial to the team's success down the road, so caution is the right move by Boone in this case.