Slugging Yankees first baseman Luke Voit, faraway from the the crew’s 4-2 loss to the Diamondbacks with what was introduced as a core muscle harm, underwent an MRI examination late Tuesday to find out the severity of the issue.
“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 advised reporters after the sport (through the New York Publish). “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.”
Per the Publish’s report: Boone leaned again in his chair, gestured to his core to emphasise the purpose and stated Voit indicated one thing in his core simply felt off.
“We’ll wait and see what the (MRI exam) results say, and try and get our arms around it,” Boone stated (through the crew’s official web site).
The Yankees are anticipated to announce the outcomes someday Wednesday.
Voit, 28, is slashing .278/.392/.493 with 19 homers and 54 RBIs in 94 video games.
Based on Boone, Voit did not point out any tightness or discomfort earlier than Tuesday’s sport, however he may very well be seen wincing on tv replays after his third-inning strikeout towards Taylor Clarke. Voit was eliminated within the high of the fifth inning.
Voit sustained a decrease stomach pressure in the course of the Yankees’ collection towards the Pink Sox in London that value him solely seven video games, due to the All-Star break.
Given the Yankees’ depth, changing Voit does not look like too tough, although he has been an essential piece of the crew’s offense, main in on-base proportion and rating within the high 5 in a number of different classes.
“It’s tough when one of your best hitters goes down with who-knows-what,” Aaron Choose stated. “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 earlier than the All-Star break, the Yankees turned to Mike Ford, Edwin Encarnacion and DJ LeMahieu to play first base. LeMahieu, dubbed by the Publish as “the logical choice to play first should Voit miss extended time,” did not play Tuesday with a slight groin pressure.
After Voit’s exit, the Yankees inserted third baseman Tyler Wade in Voit’s spot within the order, with Gio Urshela shifting from third base to first. Wade, simply up from Triple-A, hit an eighth-inning homer, his first of the season and the second of his huge league profession.
Boone did not say after Tuesday’s loss whether or not LeMahieu would play Wednesday, however put that call within the context of continuing with warning along with his tremendous utilityman.
“DJ’s doing well,” Boone stated. “Just trying to be wise here as we avoid this IL thing, especially with an off day coming [Thursday].”
Voit’s harm comes because the clock ticks towards the commerce deadline. Basic supervisor Brian Cashman has been looking for pitching earlier than the Four p.m. ET Wednesday deadline and just lately stated he did not envision buying and selling for place participant at this level of the schedule.
The Yankees (67-39) are in first place within the AL East, 7 half video games up on the Rays going into Wednesday’s play, so there is not any must make a panic transfer.