The Yankees announced today that they have placed first baseman Luke Voit on the 10-day injured list. He’ said to be dealing with a sports hernia.
Also hitting the IL is righty David Hale, who is said to be dealing with a lumbar spine strain. To take their roster spots, the club has recalled righty Jonathan Holder and infielder Breyvic Valera.
Core muscle issues of the sort Voit is dealing with can be quite problematic. Voit’s timeline isn’t yet clear, but a surgical procedure — which would come with a six-week rehab timeline — is on the table, according to skipper Aaron Boone. (Via MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, on Twitter.)
Whether or not the club will consider a replacement piece isn’t clear. Internal options at first base include Edwin Encarnacion and Mike Ford. Encarnacion played first earlier this year in Seattle and has seen eight games there in New York, but has mostly served as a DH with the Yanks. It’s at least conceivable that uncertainty surrounding Voit could impact the Yanks’ willingness to move Clint Frazier, who’d be a candidate to serve as a DH and part-time outfielder if Encarnacion is deployed at first.
On the pitching side, losing Hale mostly just dents the depth. But the Yanks are also dealing with some rotation uncertainty. CC Sabathia is expected to be sidelined for a few weeks after a “lubrication shot” in his balky knee, James Wagner of the New York Times tweets. The club obviously has room to improve in the pitching department quite apart from those losses, but they do help add impetus to the task.
It’s insane anyone who goes on the Yankees all out of no where starts playing like a hall of famer for example Maybin
Sadly they can never have a pitcher breakout, unlike the countless hitters who have broken out there.
Two words explain why pitchers do not have break outs! Larry Rothschild!
Castellanos and boyd for Clint Frazier and estevan Florial. Yankees need another SP and castellanos can play 1B
Lol the Yankees dont need castellanos
Encarnacion can play first..so can Ford and lamehui
Voit wont be out long and when he comes back what do they do with Castellanos
Yeah, surgery plus 6 weeks then rehab, not long at all. Not like it’s even August yet. Of course then he will be 100% healed. That’s how it always works.
Do you really want to rely on encarnacion as a first baseman? Lemahieu is hurt right now as well, and you’re telling me you’d want ford over castellanos?
I want a SP over Castellanos.
So your logic is, 1B Voit it out so we should trade prospect resources to bring in Castellanos, who’s never played 1B in the big leagues, to replace him? Ehhh…no? It’s not like we have a corner OF that also plays 1B. If we just need someone to DH, assuming that EE plays 1B then we can just call up Frazier and let him DH/LF.
Castellanos is an all hit bad defense corner outfielder. They already have that in Frazier.
Boyd has surrendered 22 homeruns this season going to a smaller ball park as a Yankees fan I say no thank you.
@tigersfan If the Yanks could get Boyd for Frazier and Florial then I think they would do it. I would flip Castellanos for some other needs.
Hopefully he is back in time for the playoffs
it’s amazing they’re doing so well with all the injuries
That’s good depth for ya. Parrot and DJ can play first base while voit is out
This deadline is so slow there are barely any rumors on this site/app.
Yanks have so much depth at first.. I hope they don’t trade for a 1B instead of pitching help. Besides Voit and Bird, they have Encarnacion, LeMahieu, and Ford, plus Kendrys Morales must be close to returning.. He’s been on the IL for 6+ weeks with a tender calf. In a pinch, Romine and Urshela have innings over there. And those are just the guys on their 40-man. They also have Logan Morrison and Ryan McBroom, both tearing it up in Scranton.
Mama Said Tanaka-You Out
Pretty sure Morales was (deservedly) DFA’d
Morales was DFA’d quite awhile ago. Must be a casual fan.
And Bird is done for the year.
Bird is garbage anyway.
Morrison was also released….what was that about 1B depth?
J.A. Happ, Mike Ford, and Greg Bird for Bumgarner and Belt. Giants can still contend but get relief from Belt’s contract. Can still re-sign MadBum after season.
Two AAAA players and a worthless arm. With that trade the only thing the Giants will be contending for is a fan revolt. Hahaha
@williamzwart111 Heads exploding in 5….4..3….2…1
I think some of our guys lift weights too much as this is the second time voit has had this injury. They have to remember that they do physical activity on the field daily so cutting down on lifting is a must
is there a noted record for number of players on the DL/IL? it’s amazing the year they’ve had.
How about Kevin maas? I think he still is available.
Who’s trade value would be higher if Voit was healthy right now, Gallegos or Voit?
Still Voit, or at least as far as the Yanks are concerned.
Even with below average defense, Voit is still posting a 1.8 WAR while slashing .278/.392/.493 with 19 homers and a great walk rate.. In comparison, Gaellgos has a 1.3 WAR. WAR is not the end all be all and obviously teams needing an arm would prioritize him over Voit but Voits bat is legit.
Gallegos was buried behind Green, Holder, Betances, Robertson, Khanle, Britton and Chapman. He would’ve been wasting away in AAA. I’m happy for him tho.
you can have matt carpenter for free, yankees
The Yankees had Garrett Cooper and JiMan Choi.
Yates and Myers to the Yanks for deivi Garcia, abreu and $30 mil
Show Me Your Tatis
Lmao still thinks Wil Myers has trade value
WHOAH….. I feel for Voit. I was watching this game on my couch, stood up, herniated a disc in my lower left back. I’d been doing heavy squat lunges the day before. I know what he’s going through. He’ll come back in a couple weeks…if he doesn’t need surgery. I hope I don’t either! Seriously though, Voit is one of my favorite Yankees,I hope he can stay healthy and consistent.
Josh Bell & Joe Musgrove for Clint Frazier, Miguel Andujar and Garcia.