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Yankees’ Domingo German shrugs off getting drilled by liner


Domingo German was drilled in the right calf with a 104 mph liner off the bat of James McCann with one out in the sixth and remained in the game — even into the seventh inning.

He was limping badly in the clubhouse following the Yankees’ 4-2 win, but downplayed the severity of the injury.

“I think it hit a muscle,’’ German said through an interpreter. “It’s a little tight, but I think I should be fine.”

Domingo German
Domingo German fields the ball after being drilled by a comebacker.
Robert Sabo

German was excellent on Monday, giving the Yankees 6 ¹/₃ much-needed innings with their bullpen depleted due to heavy usage and injuries.

Aaron Boone said he believes the right-hander is rounding into form after a late start to the season, following the right shoulder impingement that sidelined him.

With their pitching staff already thin, the Yankees will have to hope German is OK for his next start.

This is more like the Andrew Benintendi the Yankees thought they were trading for.

A day after delivering the game-winning home run against the Blue Jays, Benintendi continued to swing a hot bat Monday.

Andrew Benintendi delivers an RBI double in the fifth inning.
Andrew Benintendi delivers an RBI double in the fifth inning.
Robert Sabo for the NY POST

Benintendi went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBIs and a run while batting leadoff for the second straight game. He had a run-scoring double in the fifth and an RBI single in the seventh.

He also made a nice running catch in left and used his speed to score the game’s first run.

Despite the team’s recent downturn, general manager Brian Cashman said Aaron Boone has done a “great job.”

“I think he manages the work extremely well,’’ Cashman said. “I think he knows his players extremely well. I think he manages, obviously, the [media] engagement — on a daily basis pregame and postgame, which I think is extremely difficult. You have to be a unique person to be able to handle that type of interaction, keep your cool on a consistent basis.“

He’s even-keeled,’’ Cashman said. “It’s important for our players to see that because if he can keep his temperament the same for the most part, they don’t see panic.”

Oswaldo Cabrera was back in the lineup Monday, this time at second base. It’s that versatility that made him the choice to get called up last week over shortstop prospect Oswald Peraza, according to Cashman.

But the rookie made a miscue in the seventh inning, dropping a pop-up by Pete Alonso after Marwin Gonzalez — playing right field — called for the play.

“You’ve got to get out [of the way],’’ Boone said of Cabrera.


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