Astros slugger Yuli Gurriel undergoes hand surgery

Astros first baseman Yuli Gurriel underwent surgery on his left hand Wednesday to remove a hook of hamate bone.

Yuli Gurriel having surgery to remove he hook of hamate bone in his left hand. Timetable unknown.

Just New York offers a lot options in terms of Japanese food, there’s a Japanese community here, people who speak Japanese. So it wasn’t an isolated environment. There was a lot of options, so I was able to express myself in that sense, which made the transition a lot easier.

Now, you also had your own press contingent following you around, too. Other Japanese stars like Ichiro, Yu Darvish and Masahiro Tanaka are in the same boat. Ohtani is, as well, now. How did you handle that constant media attention?

For me it was a normal thing to have a following like that. The amount of media was much larger when I was in Japan. The difference was that that media following focused not just on me, but the team when I was in Japan.

“I’m not opposed to any of that, personally,” Cashman said, via the New York Daily News.

While the Seahawks may not be enthusiastic about the idea of their star signal caller participating in activities beyond batting and fielding, Cashman is eager to discuss his intentions with the team.

“Pete Carroll hasn’t reached out to me just yet, but after he sees that I’m open to it, he might make a call,” Cashman said. “I respect the hell out of Pete Carroll, so I’d look forward to hearing from him.”

Wilson, on the other hand, is ready to play should the teams reach an agreement on his participation level.

“I’m ready to go up there if they want me to,” Wilson said upon his arrival on Monday. “I’ll be ready to swing…hack away and turn some double plays.”

The Rangers traded Wilson to the Yankees for future considerations earlier this month. The Super Bowl champion and four-time Pro Bowler will remain in Yankees spring training for six days, leaving March 3, the day the Yankees play the Red Sox.