DJ LeMahieu

Akshita Patel

DJ LeMahieu Saves Yankees From Series Loss, Back In Full Swing Post Injury Scare

New York Yankees lead hitter DJ LeMahieu scored a match-defining homer against the Minnesota Twins to level the series.

DJ LeMahieu, the New York Yankees’ key infielder, has been one of the most trusted hitters in the lineup in recent years. He suffered a toe injury last year, which ended his as well as the Bombers’ postseason run. Regardless, DJ did not let it take a toll on his mind. He backed himself and worked on his injury through proper rehabilitation.


After months of patience and hard work, DJ LeMahieu was back on his feet. He performed well in spring training and found his mojo back. Moreover, the infielder made a promising start to the 2023 season and showed no signs of stopping. However, he faced an injury scare recently, which hindered his future participation in the season.

DJ LeMahieu Makes A Stellar Comeback From Injury, Scores Crucial Runs For The Yankees

DJ LeMahieu
DJ Lemahieu (New York Yankees) Credits: Twitter

New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu returned to the lineup after missing three straight games in a row. On Wednesday, DJ suffered from quad tightness and graced the bench for the next three days. However, the Yankees’ management confirmed that the injury was not that grave, and the infielder should be able to stand back on his feet in no time. Fortunately, DJ made a comeback on Saturday as the team faced a series loss scare against the Minnesota Twins.

DJ LeMahieu scored a home run on Sunday to help the New York Yankees win 2-0 against the Twins and thus avoiding a series defeat. He batted lower than his usual leadoff spot but still delivered when the team needed it the most. Updating on his health, the infielder said after the first at-bat, he felt normal and regained his form. Fortunately for the Yankees, LeMahieu appears to be back to full strength after his injury scare. His game-winning hit against the Twins was a welcome sight for a team that has struggled to score runs at times this season.

Josh Donaldson To Undergo Rehab Assignment

Josh Donaldson
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As DJ LeMahieu escapes a major injury scare, his teammate and fellow infielder, Josh Donaldson, is taking a major step in the recovery process. Josh, who sits on the IL due to a hamstring injury, has been assigned a rehab assignment with the Double-A Somerset Patriots. The Patriots will face New Hampshire Fisher Cats on April 18, 2023, and the infielder will be a part of the lineup.

In the meantime, shortstop Oswald Peraza has been called up from the Triple-A minor league to fill in for Josh Donaldson. Peraza, who lost the shortstop battle to Anthony Volpe by a whisker in spring training, is back in the clubhouse for a limited period of time. The Yankees will now face the Angeles in a three-game series. As of this writing, the Bombers regained second place in the AL-East point table.