Luke Voit injury update: Yankees slugger lands on IL with sports hernia

first_imgSlugging Yankees first baseman Luke Voit has been placed on the 10-day injured list after being removed from the the team’s 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks Tuesday night.The team initially said Voit was dealing with a core muscle injury and scheduled for an MRI Tuesday night. In putting him on the IL Wednesday morning, the Yankees said he has a sports hernia.  Prior to today’s game, the Yankees:- Placed INF Luke Voit on the 10-day IL with a sports hernia- Placed RHP David Hale on the 10-day IL with a lumbar spine strain (retroactive to 7/28)- Recalled RHP Jonathan Holder (#56) and INF Breyvic Valera (#36) from @swbrailriders.— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 31, 2019Manager Aaron Boone told reporters (via WFAN) Wednesday morning that the Yankees’ medical staff should know within the next 24 hours whether Voit will need surgery to correct the issue, potentially sidelining him for six weeks, or whether they can treat it day to day with a much quicker return. “Even in talking to Luke during the game when he was coming out, he was having a hard time putting his finger on it,” Boone told reporters after the game Tuesday (via the New York Post). “He just said, ‘I was having a hard time getting loose, before the game and all game.’ Like he didn’t feel like he did anything to it.” Related News Yankees ‘working all angles’ ahead of trade deadline, Brian Cashman says Afternoon baseball as we look to bite back.Powered by @Biofreeze— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 31, 2019After Voit’s exit, the Yankees inserted third baseman Tyler Wade in Voit’s spot in the order, with Gio Urshela moving from third base to first. Wade, just up from Triple-A, hit an eighth-inning homer, his first of the season and the second of his big league career.Voit’s injury comes as the clock ticks toward the trade deadline. General manager Brian Cashman has been seeking pitching before the 4 p.m. ET Wednesday deadline and recently said he didn’t envision trading for position player at this point of the schedule.The Yankees (67-39) are in first place in the AL East, 7 1/2 games up on the Rays going into Wednesday’s play, so there’s no need to make a panic move. MLB trade rumors: Yankees will not give up top prospect for anyone less than Noah Syndergaardcenter_img Per the Post’s report: Boone leaned back in his chair, gestured to his core to emphasize the point and said Voit indicated something in his core just felt off.Voit, 28, is slashing .278/.392/.493 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs in 94 games. According to Boone, Voit didn’t mention any tightness or discomfort before Tuesday’s game, but he could be seen wincing on television replays after his third-inning strikeout against Taylor Clarke. Voit was removed in the top of the fifth inning.Voit sustained a lower abdominal strain during the Yankees’ series against the Red Sox in London that cost him only seven games, thanks to the All-Star break.Given the Yankees’ depth, replacing Voit doesn’t appear to be too difficult, though he has been an important piece of the team’s offense, leading in on-base percentage and ranking in the top five in several other categories.”It’s tough when one of your best hitters goes down with who-knows-what,” Aaron Judge said. “We’ll see what the diagnosis is on him and how he’s feeling. Like I’ve said before, when guys go down, people step up.”When Voit missed the time before the All-Star break, the Yankees turned to Mike Ford, Edwin Encarnacion and DJ LeMahieu to play first base, and Encarnacion was set to start there Wednesday afternoon against Arizona. LeMahieu, dubbed by the Post as “the logical choice to play first should Voit miss extended time,” didn’t play Tuesday with a slight groin strain and was not in the lineup Wednesday. MLB trade rumors: Yankees, Phillies among teams interested in starter Tanner Roark Yankees trade rumors: Gleyber Torres ‘off limits’ in discussions for starterlast_img

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