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DJ LeMahieu hasn’t been able to debut this 2024 MLB season with the New York Yankees due to an injury concern on his right foot. The veteran arrived in spring with a chip on his shoulder as the oldest player on the roster, with an abysmal record in the 2023 season.

While DJ LeMahie was initially placed on the 10-day injury list with a foot fracture. But it has been a month since his absence. Moreover, the veteran third baseman was scheduled to commence a rehab assignment this weekend, which has now been delayed, citing slow recovery.


DJ LeMahieu Ready To Play, But Got Pushed Back By Yankees

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DJ LeMahieu had two solid at-bats against Gerrit Cole during Yankees’ spring training practice. AP

New York Yankees veteran infielder DJ LeMahieu has been sidelined with a non-displaced foot fracture for several weeks. He got hit by a foul ball in spring and hasn’t been able to recover completely. Meanwhile, after weeks of build-up and rehabilitation, LeMahieu was scheduled to commence rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset Patriots this weekend. However, the medical team decided to postpone the assignment at the last moment after his follow-up MRI exam established a lack of healing. Despite LeMahieu being ready and motivated to hit the field, the management chose to push his rehab assignment back by a few days, with the Tuesday window being the initial target. Indeed, the third baseman was disappointed with the change in schedule and expressed the same to the media.

“I’m frustrated, but I’m ready to go,” he told media prior to the Yankees-Rays series opener. DJ LeMahieu added that a couple of foot specialist doctors don’t feel comfortable seeing him out on the field just yet. However, the veteran refused to deem the postponement a setback. As he feels completely healthy and comfortable, the wait isn’t expected to be much longer. DJ explained that his frustration stems from the fact that his team is currently on a dominant run, and he is itchy to be a part of it. Notably, in LeMahieu’s absence, utility player Oswaldo Cabrera has hit the ceiling offensively. He is currently hitting at .310 with three home runs, 13 RBIs, and a .895 OPS in just 16 games. Moreover, Anthony Volpe is filling up the leadoff spot and has shown flashes of brilliance in the new role as well. It would be interesting to see how Aaron Boone adjusts these roles once DJ returns.

Yanks Announce Fresh Roster Moves Ahead Of Home Series Vs Rays!

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Hours before the New York Yankees took on Tampa Bay Ray at the Yankee Stadium, the team announced a couple of fresh roster moves. Relief pitcher Nick Burdi was placed on a 15-day injury list with right hip inflammation. And Cody Morris was subsequently recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

On the other hand, newest recruit, OF Taylor Trammell was added to the 40-man active roster. Trammell was claimed off the waivers from LA Dodgers just a couple of days ago after having switched teams twice in the season already. Regardless, Taylor is unlikely to get any imminent games due to Trent Grisham’s presence as fourth outfielder.

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