‘Very frustrated’ Luke Voit may be out a bit for Yankees

Luke Voit missed the primary 34 video games of the season after left knee surgical procedure throughout spring coaching, and now the Yankees first baseman is headed back to the injured list after an MRI examination revealed he has a Grade 2 proper indirect pressure.

“He’s going to be down a little bit,’’ supervisor Aaron Boone stated Wednesday, earlier than the Yankees and Blue Jays had their recreation postponed by a bad forecast in The Bronx.

Boone stated Voit started to really feel discomfort within the space Saturday. Voit began and performed eight innings on Sunday earlier than being eliminated for defensive functions and was at first base for all 9 innings of Tuesday’s loss to Toronto following a day without work Monday.

Voit didn’t say something about a potential damage following Tuesday’s recreation, however famous he would possibly miss the workforce’s upcoming sequence at Detroit as a result of impending beginning of his youngster.

But Boone stated Wednesday that Voit had advised him following Tuesday’s recreation that he “couldn’t really let it go how he wanted to” on the plate.

Luke Voit
Luke Voit
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“With all he’s been through just to get back,’’ Boone said. “He had such success with the knee coming back, to have a setback to land him on the IL, he’s very frustrated. Hopefully it’s not something that keeps him down too long.”

It’s the newest in a rising listing of accidents for Voit, who led the majors with 22 homers in 2020. He missed time with a core muscle damage in 2019, which impacted most of his second half. And, regardless of his manufacturing a 12 months in the past, he handled plantar fasciitis for a lot of the season.

This spring, he suffered a partially torn left meniscus, which required surgical procedure.

Since his return, Voit has slumped. Prior to the newest damage, he had simply eight hits — and only one extra-base hit — in 50 plate appearances, with 15 strikeouts.

On Tuesday, Voit stated he’d been hitting too many floor balls and putting out an excessive amount of, however hoped to restart his season on Tuesday.

He’ll have to attend a whereas longer.


DJ LeMahieu, again from the paternity listing, was within the lineup at first base earlier than Wednesday’s rainout and Boone stated LeMahieu and Mike Ford would share time at first in Voit’s absence.

Miguel Andujar may additionally be used there, however the Yankees even have been depleted by accidents within the outfield, so Andujar additionally will be wanted there. He was slated to begin in left discipline on Wednesday.

Boone stated the Yankees would “mix and match” at first base.

“We’ll kind of piece it together,’’ the manager said. “Put our best foot forward to try to win games every day.”


Third base coach Phil Nevin, who has been sidelined by COVID-19, was scheduled to fly again to New York on Thursday, in line with Boone. Nevin has been quarantining in Tampa since he was recognized whereas the Yankees had been taking part in at Tampa Bay.

Nevin is predicted to rejoin the Yankees once they return from their weekend sequence towards the Tigers.

“He’s doing nicely,’’ Boone stated.

Pitching coach Matt Blake and first base coach Reggie Willits additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19. Both have returned, as has Gleyber Torres, the lone Yankees participant to check optimistic in the course of the latest outbreak that affected 9 members of the group.


Giancarlo Stanton ran the bases on the Stadium on Wednesday and although Boone didn’t rule out his return from a strained left quad for Thursday’s doubleheader towards the Blue Jays in The Bronx, he stated the workforce would “probably wait until Friday” to place the DH again within the lineup. … Aaron Hicks was scheduled to have surgical procedure to restore the torn sheath in his left wrist Wednesday. The process is predicted to finish the middle fielder’s season.

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