Yankees' DJ LeMahieu placed on 10-day injured list with sports hernia ahead of regular season finale

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The New York Yankees will lack leadoff player DJ LeMahieu for Game 162 on Sunday, in addition to any prospective postseason video games over the next couple of days. On Sunday, the Yankees revealed LeMahieu has actually been put on the 10-day hurt list with a sports hernia. The transfer to retroactive to Friday. LeMahieu has actually been playing through the injury for numerous weeks.

“We just feel like he is too compromised right now,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone informed press reporters, consisting of MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch. and SI.com’s Max Goodman, Sunday early morning. “We’ll see how the next week unfolds. If we get to an ALCS situation, we’ll see if he’s in play at that point.”

With LeMahieu sidelined, the Yankees are beginning Rougned Odor at 3rd base Sunday. Earlier this month the Yankees moved Gleyber Torres to 2nd base, pressing LeMahieu to 3rd and Gio Urshela to brief. Andrew Velazquez and Tyler Wade might see time at shortstop in the coming days with Urshela going back to 3rd base. Boone suggested the infield is a fluid scenario.

The Yankees can clinch a wild-card area with a win over the Rays on Sunday, or losses by the Blue Jays and Mariners. New York is guaranteed of dipping into least a Game 163 tiebreaker on Monday, and if they win that, they would then play the Wild Card Game. They will lack LeMahieu through a minimum of the ALDS, ought to they advance that far.

LeMahieu has actually not played considering that leaving Thursday’s video game in the seventh inning with the injury. He got a cortisone injection Friday and will need offseason surgical treatment. The Yankees and LeMahieu have actually needed to handle the injury over the last couple of weeks, that included sitting one video game in Boston last weekend although the series was bookended by off-days.

This season has actually not gone as well as LeMahieu’s very first 2 years in New York. He struck .336/.386/.536 from 2019-20 and ended up in the leading 4 of the MVP ballot each year, however has actually slipped down to .268/.349/.362 in 2021. The sports hernia might have added to that, though LeMahieu’s production was down well prior to the injury ended up being a concern.

Righty Luis Gil was called to change LeMahieu on the lineup. The Yankees are basically preparing a bullpen video game Sunday and Gil can offer several innings.

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