DJ LeMahieu joined the 10-day harmed list Thursday and a packed Yankees hospital line. His waiting toe irritation, which has plainly hampered LeMahieu at the plate, is one of the numerous misfortunes to the setup with only a month staying in the customary season.
“I’m worried about it. Clearly, it’s obviously compromised him,” supervisor Aaron Boone said. “It’s kept him from truly getting off his swing.”
LeMahieu’s stretch on the harmed list is retroactive Sept. 5 and not unexpected after Boone indicated the chance during Wednesday’s doubleheader. LeMahieu has only one hit in his last 31 at bats, while his kindred Yankee slugger Giancarlo Stanton hasn’t played since Tuesday in view of a sensitive foot.
Anthony Rizzo (migraines), Andrew Benintendi (broken snare of hamate), Matt Carpenter (broken foot) and Harrison Bader (plantar fasciitis) are additionally on the IL.
Past the importance to the standings with a three-game series against the runner up Rays not too far off, the setup transition and absence of pop may likewise thwart Aaron Judge’s quest for the grand slam record.
Judge nailed his 55th homer Wednesday but on the other hand was strolled multiple times by the Twins in the doubleheader, including multiple times purposefully. Staying away from Judge was definitely not a triumphant equation for Twins director Rocco Baldelli – his group lost the two games Wednesday – however it was compelling since the Yankees neglected to score after each purposeful walk.
Without LeMahieu and the other huge bats to enhance the offense, it’s more straightforward take on the ‘simply don’t allow Judge to beat us’ way of thinking.
Not that LeMahieu was furnishing a lot of cover with a 10-for-78 stretch over his last 20 games. The 34-year-old passed on three games in August to address the toe injury, however the mix of rest and a cortisone shot plainly didn’t fix the issue.
Boone said the toe torment has impacted his capacity to turn away from him foot. LeMahieu was accessible as a substitute in Wednesday’s doubleheader yet stayed in the burrow, alongside Stanton.
LeMahieu, the double cross batting champ, managed a foot injury recently and a games hernia last season.
Miguel Andujar, who came up as the 29th individual for Wednesday’s doubleheader, will stay with the group to take LeMahieu’s program spot.