Rortvedt, according to Boone, has a mild oblique strain and is doing receiving drills, but won’t hit for five days.
The Yankees acquired Rortvedt last Sunday in a trade that sent the catcher gary sanchez and third base Gio Urshela to the Minnesota Twins for third base joseph donaldson and shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa.
Rortvedt left-hander thought about splitting time with the catcher Kyle Higashiokaa righty
Rob Brantleya left-handed hitter, and the right-handed hitter David Freitas they are among New York’s off-the-roster catcher candidates if Rortvedt remains sidelined.
Freitas, as the designated hitter during the Yankees’ 3-3 tie Saturday at the Baltimore Orioles’ Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Fla., posted a 2-1 day with a two-run homer.
The Twins selected Rortvedt from Verona (Wisconsin) Area High School with a second-round pick in the 2016 MLB Draft.
He made his MLB debut on April 30 of last year, slashing .169/.229./281 with three home runs and seven RBI in 39 games.