Yankees’ Isiah Kiner-Falefa is ‘encouraged’ about injury progress


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Isiah Kiner-Falefa sat for a second straight game with a tight left hamstring.

The shortstop was not available as a pinch runner Sunday against the Blue Jays in Toronto and Boone said he made out Monday’s lineup — with Kiner-Falefa not in it — after Sunday’s game and wasn’t swayed to make a change even after seeing Kiner-Falefa run for trainers and field grounders during batting practice at Tropicana Field on Monday.

Isiah Kiner-Falefa was out of the Yankees’ lineup on Monday.