Almonte hurt the ankle trying to beat out a double play in the second inning. He remained in the game until the middle of the fifth. With it bothering him too much, the Yankees took him out and sent him for X-rays. The X-rays were negative.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said Almonte would go for further tests with Yankees doctors.
Cashman said they would not rush back Alex Rodriguez to the majors for Saturday’s game. The two most likely candidates are Melky Mesa and Thomas Neal. They are both on the 40-man roster.