Prior to today’s game, the Yankees:— New York Yankees (@Yankees) July 31, 2019
– 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.
The Yankees announced a couple of roster moves before this afternoon’s affair with the Diamondbacks. And really, they just cannot catch a break on the injury front. Voit could be out for six weeks if he needs surgery, which, yikes!
The Yankees won’t have word for another 24-48 hours regarding the necessity for surgery, which doesn’t allow the front office to play wait and see if they want to make a trade. They do have Edwin Encarnación, who can slide over from the DH spot, but then that role would need to be filled. Maybe it’ll be Clint Frazier if he’s not traded away. Or, the team can run with DJ LeMahieu at third and allow Gio Urshela to resume everyday play.