Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu could be headed to IL with toe injury

Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu could be headed to IL with toe injury

A extra concrete choice on DJ LeMahieu’s standing could come by Thursday on the newest.

The Yankees infielder missed a 3rd straight sport Tuesday as a result of irritation in his proper massive toe. Whereas LeMahieu stated he has been feeling higher in the previous couple of days, it stays to be seen whether or not that enchancment will enable him to keep away from the injured record.

Supervisor Aaron Boone stated that he was “looking forward to” LeMahieu to play Wednesday within the finale of a three-game collection towards the Rays. Boone later stated a call concerning whether or not or to not put LeMahieu on the 10-day IL might come within the subsequent day or two. With LeMahieu unavailable, the Yankees have been enjoying with a shorthanded, three-man bench.

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“We’ll most likely make that call someday [Wednesday or Thursday] of claiming, ‘Yeah, it’s useful to take the now seven days or so,’ or, ‘We’re able to go,’ ” Boone stated Tuesday earlier than the Yankees hosted the Rays. “I actually don’t have a lean both approach on it, apart from holding out some hope that he will be in there [Wednesday].”

The Yankees might backdate LeMahieu’s IL stint to Sunday, which might nonetheless knock him out by way of the Subway Sequence subsequent Monday and Tuesday.

LeMahieu has been receiving therapy on the toe, taking drugs and getting orthotics for his proper cleat. The toe subject impacts LeMahieu’s swing when he rotates on his again foot, and he was in a 1-for-18 skid earlier than hitting the bench Sunday.

When requested whether or not he was assured he might be again within the subsequent few days or if he would possibly want an IL stint, LeMahieu was noncommittal.

“It’s simply day-to-day proper now,” he stated.

The Yankees had sorely missed LeMahieu atop the lineup. They had been shut out in back-to-back video games in his absence. With out him within the lineup, the Yankees used Miguel Andujar as their DH on Tuesday towards Rays left-hander Jeffrey Springs.

Giancarlo Stanton (Achilles tendinitis) went by way of one other full pregame exercise on Tuesday, repeating what he did on Monday.

Boone stated he expects Stanton, who final performed on July 23, to go on a rehab project “within the subsequent couple days.”

Reliever Miguel Castro (proper shoulder pressure) performed catch within the outfield for a second straight day after being shut down from throwing for as much as 4 weeks. The correct-hander has been on the shelf since July 16 and was lately transferred to the 60-day IL.

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