New York Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu reacts after fouling a ball off of himself against the Boston Red Sox during the seventh inning of a baseball game Saturday, June 10, 2023, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)(APMedia)

DJ LeMahieu, a two-time batting champion and one of the Yankees’ most reliable hitters in recent years, has been an integral part of the team’s offense since joining them in 2019. His ability to hit consistently made him a fan favorite and a key contributor to the Yankees’ success. However, like any player, LeMahieu is not immune to slumps and periods of offensive struggles.

This season, DJ LeMahieu is in the midst of one of the most challenging phases of his career. Ever since the gruesome toe injury, the veteran’s form has witnessed a downward trend. Of course, it’s not the first time DJ is facing such dire situations. However, this time around, the infielder has faced trouble coming out of it, which is pretty unusual. The constant struggle of DJ to find answers to his slump has become a growing concern for the Yankees.


DJ LeMahieu Says He Has Never Witnessed A Form Slump Like The Current One Ever Before

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DJ LeMahieu hits a 2-run homer. Twitter NYY

This season, New York Yankees trusted infielder, DJ LeMahieu is struggling like never before. His average has dropped below .250, which is highly unusual for a guy whose career average is close to .300. Not only that, the infielder has already cleared that physically and is feeling fine. It’s not restricting his movements on the plate. So what exactly is the problem? Well, if you ask the man himself, even he is clueless. Speaking in an interview, DJ LeMahieu said that he had never hit this bad ever before. While DJ has faced such slumps before, he has always found a way back, which is not the case this time around.

LeMahieu admits that the form slump has come at the wrong time for the Yankees. The team is missing its star slugger, Aaron Judge, owing to an unfortunate injury. Hence, the offense is already collapsing, which is putting more pressure on DJ. Regardless, the infielder is determined to work things out. He is moving in the right direction and is grinding a lot on the batter’s box. DJ is also looking to tweak his overall mechanics even though he thinks that he is not a mechanical hitter. But for the sake of getting his rhythm back, he is ready to do anything possible at this point. While his current slump is concerning, it’s crucial to remember that it’s just a temporary phase in his long and successful career.

Yankees Infielder Admits His Swing Has Been A Problem

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In a questionable strategic decision, DJ LeMahieu attempted a bunt with runners on the corners in Monday’s contest against the Orioles. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Yankees struggling infielder DJ LeMahieu pointed out a few areas of concern with his batting mechanics. He said that a lot of time, he gets beaten by fastballs due to his swing. Hence, over the years, he has tried to simplify the process and get his swing right. LeMahieu has done some self-introspection and realized that he is more of a big-hitting guy and not a mechanical guy.

Hence, diving deep into mechanical stuff is not that fun for LeMahieu. Regardless, he is determined to do it anyways in order to regain his form and swing. DJ just made a comeback after days of rest and again went hitless against Mariners, which is causing intense frustrations. With Aaron Judge still weeks away from a return, LeMahieu needs to make a comeback as soon as possible.