10:36pm: Encarnacion relayed to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com that he hopes to be back in 3 weeks; doctors informed Encarnacion that his injury has a recovery timetable of 3-to-5 weeks (Twitter link).
5:13pm: Yankees slugger Edwin Encarnacion has landed on the 10-day injured list with a right wrist fracture, per James Wagner of The New York Times. Mike Ford has been called up from Triple-A to take Encarnacion’s active roster spot.
Encarnacion will earn the dubious distinction of being the 24th Yankee to hit the IL this season. The veteran was hit by a pitch in the first game of a double-header with the Red Sox; though initial X-rays came back negative according to reports, a subsequent CT scan revealed a fracture. Encarnacion underwent surgery in 2013 to his left wrist while a member of the Blue Jays.
For a first-place New York club, this is yet another obstacle suffered by a seemingly impervious group. The Yankees 70-39 record is astounding when considering that the squad has seen maladies both large and small sideline key contributors: Encarnacion, who has hit .223/.312/.489 since being acquired from Seattle on June 15th, will join names like Miguel Andujar, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gary Sanchez on an exceedingly crowded New York injured list.
For Ford, Encarnacion’s misfortune may represent a limited opportunity. The longtime New York farmhand has posted a 149 wRC+ in 349 Triple-A at-bats this season. Though he didn’t excel in a small eleven-game sample with the big club this year, he may–when considering the lengthy time off often required for wrist injuries–have a more extensive opportunity this go-around.
What is the record for most injuries for a team within a season?
Check Angels pitching staff last year.
Yankees dang close to whatever the record is I bet. Speaks to their depth and manager for their success (although I didn’t like the way Boone barrated that ump a few weeks ago, pretty disrespectful)
Umps are the ones who are disrespectful!
He said he felt bad and talked to him the next day
You obviously have no idea what goes on on the playing field.
For example, just today Chris Sale could be clearly seen throwing multiple F-bombs at the HP umpire Mike Estabrook as he walked off the mound.
Man watching these Red Sox compared to the same team in Fenway last week against the Yanks makes me seriously wonder if they are using illegal means to steal signs. I really wonder. A major league scout stayed it watching each at bat. Do not be surprised if we hear about an Investigation after the season in regards. I wonder if they stole signs last season. They are very tough to beat at home. Best offense and unreal at home! Hmmmmm
Tampa Bay has beaten them 8 out of 9 at Fenway. Pretty remarkable considering the sign stealing you mention, but also their rampant use of PEDs.
@billy Good lord I have no interest in defending the 2019 Red Sox but this post read like a giant bucket of salty tears.
Your comment is almost as irrelevant as your team.
Speaks to their deep pockets…
They do have deep pockets, but more importantly, they have a solid scouting system and intelligent decision-makers. These are not the Yankees of old, yet somehow some people still associate them with the free-spending & erratic George Steinbrenner era.
Most of the players who have filled in are non stars (Urshela, Tauchman, Estrada, Frazier, Valera, etc). Obviously EE was a more typical Yankee pickup.
OMG…..where have you been all my life? Hahaha. Well said.
Well then you must be young enough to not remember Sweet Lou Pinella, or Billy Martin, or any teams managers during the 70″s-80″s 90″s once they were thrown out….they all got their licks in once they knew they were tossed.
And Ralph Houk was a great show once he got going.
Weaver was a gem, but I’m sorry I missed Houk going after the umpires.
Martin was the best
Lou Piniella throwing the base was not to be missed = )
Lou covering up home plate in Tampa was pretty good. The ump dropped the brush for Wilson to clean the plate. I would have gotten up and went to the pitchers mound. No way would I have cleaned it. Knew the umps brother both are tools.
I want to know why Seattle keeps sending you perfectly good players and the Yankees continue to break them. It seems to be an ongoing problem. Be a bit gentler.
I know a few years ago Seattle set a record for pitchers used in a season. I would be surprised if LA broke it. We called up multiple guys from AA ball. It was the year Diaz was called up from AA. I know we used our 59th player yesterday but that is not injury the other was.
The old regime of umps went unchecked and could and would bait players and coaches into an argument just to toss them. There are more checks and balances now. They get rid of guys who do it now. Unless you bring a stupid lawsuit with no merit against the ump assoc. You can suck and keep your job for years that way. Move the venue get a judge taken off the case. Delay it anyway possible. Hernandez is a clown in umpire clothes. Also I watched highlights of Sale today. The ump didn’t give him the high borderline strikes but he did give the low ones. Sale sucked today so blame it on the ump.
By number of players or days? The answer will be very different, depending.
I’d be interesting in knowing both tbh lol
Might not be possible to find stats going back more than a few years, at least least not on Spotrac.
So far this season the Yankees are leading in both players and days (25/1,713). The rest of the available years are full seasons.
Last year the winner was the Angels for players (27) but tied with the Braves for days at 1,648. In 2017, the Dodgers and Mets tied with 27 players and the Mets topped the days list at 2,063. In 2016, the Angels and the Mets tied with 23 players and the Rangers with the most days (1,911). The Nationals had the most players injuries in 2015 (24) and also the most days (2,081).
So it looks like the number to beat for players is 27 and days at 2,081.
I feel like the Mets have gotten head-starts in the injury department with Wright and Cespedes lol
but unfortunately the Yankees might be at 26 now if Hicks ends up on the IL
Man they really really do not want frazier
Frazier is not a first basemen
EE has played 10 games at first for the yankees.
And with Voit also injured as of like 3 days ago he was going to get much more regular time there. They didn’t have a true 1B on the roster.
EE wasn’t the 1b today. DJ was at first. I mean, you have a cute story, but Frazier was passed over again. Just add another name to the long list of players better than frazier. And Cashman had frazier as the center piece to a big trade… LOL
yeah you know, since Frazier plays first base and all.
He could DH and have DJLM & urshella play first
They don’t want Urshela playing first regularly. Frazier may replace Valera on the roster when Gregorius is ready to play (he’s injured too).
When did I suggest urshella would play there regularly ? I said he COULD split time with DJLM
With the way this season has gone with injuries for the Yankees it almost makes you feel sorry for them. Then you remember it’s the Yankees and they still have an 8 game lead. It almost feels like one of those special seasons where everything goes wrong but they over come it to win it all. Time will tell.
The Yankees injury situation was already ridiculous a month ago.
Now you gotta hope Voit doesn’t need an operation, because Encarnacion could be done for the season.
Frazier is not coming up! I’ll be surprised if they call him up when the teams expand their roster. I wouldn’t be surprised he opened up his mouth too mouth that wasn’t covered in the press. He’s quickly learning this isn’t little league or high school baseball as there is always someone waiting in the ranks to play.
Mark Reynolds or Lucas Duda?
How long can we expect EE to be out with a fractured wrist? Only 2 weeks would be nice!
2 months would be early, this probably ends his season.
Terrible news he was doing so good lately. Just want to see him win. Hopefully his timing will be there in the post season. Hes a slow starter.
I know athletes typically have crazy fast healing timelines…. but two weeks for a wrist fracture? That would be some super-human feat.
Yanks will be luckly if they get him back before the end of September.
The year the Yankees are having Mike Ford will have a 1.000 OPS
His call-up didn’t go well in terms of hits but I think he had a OBP around .400. He’s one of those “one of three things will happen guys”. HR, walk or strikeout ..
Yeah we don’t care
No Soup For Yu!
As long as people can just speak for everyone, we would like you to shut it.
Will EE be back with the Yankees next year? If not, for which team will he play in 2020?
He will be back with NY next year unless they trade him. He is a free agent in 2021.
The Yankees have a $20mm club option/$5mm buy out. I very well could be wrong, but I don’t think NY is going to spend $20mm for a 37 year old DH.
I think either Tampa or the Mariners are paying the $5 mil buyout so it might only cost the Yanks an extra $15.
I hope the Yanks give Ford an honest shot of proving himself. One thing the guy does exceptionally well is control the strike zone. He does strike out a lot but he also hits homers and walks a lot too. In his brief call up he had a 9/10 BB/k rate which is consistent with his career. I wonder what he could do once he really feels comfortable and starts connecting on those pitches in the hitting zone? Not saying he can supplant a healthy Voit but he’s been in our system so lone and kept getting passed over despite promising AAA numbers.
Mike Ford has a rare .300/.400/.500 slash this year in 349 PA in AAA. I know he’s old for a “prospect” but he’s been in our system for most of his career, aside from the rule 5 draft return from SEA, and he’s put up impressive numbers. At what point do you ignore and reward success? He’s from “Joyzee” give him a shot.
espn had breaking news headline. maybe it should have been fracturing news instead
Mike Ford – 1.007 OPS in Triple-A. This could be exciting.
Just hope he’s back for the playoffs