No day is complete without some Yankees’ injury news. Not since last year, at least. The Yankees placed three more players on the injured list this afternoon: James Paxton (grade 1 flexor strain), Gleyber Torres (grade 1 quad and hamstring strains), and Luis Avilán (shoulder inflammation).
Nobody’s prognosis is available yet, but I wouldn’t count on seeing Paxton or Gleyber soon. Between a shut down, resuming throwing, and building back up, it could be a few weeks until Paxton’s back assuming he’s pain free. As for Torres, it could be somewhat tricky given he strained two different muscles. We’ll see. It’s been a rough few days for the Yankees, so I’ll concede some pessimism might be shining through.
There aren’t any corresponding roster moves yet since this weekend’s series against the Mets has been postponed. The Yankees next game is Tuesday in Atlanta (though a doubleheader against the Mets on Monday has been floated) and we should find out about the replacements by then. I’d guess we see a couple of more arms and another middle infielder, perhaps the recently added Jordy Mercer.
In other news, Aaron Boone provided updates on a few players who are working to turn:
- The team expects Aaron Judge to return once the Yankees play next, whether that’s Monday or Tuesday (Kristie Ackert)
- DJ LeMahieu took dry swings and played catch for the first time today (Ackert)
- The team will have workouts tomorrow and Sunday to stay fresh (Brendan Kuty)
- Zack Britton played catch and ran on the field today. Boone anticipates a short injured list stint (Kuty)
Try to have a good weekend, everyone.