DJ LeMahieu, the star baseman for the New York Yankees, revealed a massive difference in his injured foot during the team’s spring training in Tampa, Florida.
New York Yankees have marked the onset of their 2023 MLB campaign with three consecutive wins in the Grapefruit League. However, five games in, a lot of regular players are missing in action. DJ LeMahieu, Giancarlo Stanton, Antony Rizzo, Gerrit Cole, and Carlos Rodon, the majority of the starting roster members, are yet to make their spring training debut this season.
Meanwhile, rumors surfaced yesterday that three top hitters, DJ LeMahieu, Giancarlo Stanton, and Anthony Rizzo, will make their Grapefruit League debut on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. DJ, who missed out last season due to a gruesome toe injury, has returned to full health this season. Moreover, the baseman arrived early than the expected date and did a sizeable number of workout sessions. On the other hand, an ESPN reporter provides the latest injury update on LeMahieu ahead of his debut.
DJ LeMahieu Fully Healed, Ready For Spring Training Debut
New York Yankee’s baseman, DJ LeMahieu, is a crucial part of the team’s starting roster. His absence as a utility player immensely affected the Yankees’ postseason campaign. DJ injured his toe at a time when he was scoring at .261, with 12 home runs and 122 RBIs. Further, the injury worsened, and LeMahieu refused to undergo surgery. That eventually ruled him out for the entire postseason. Fast forward to a few months later, DJ’s injury has healed on its own with rest and rehabilitation, and the baseman is ready for a comeback.
According to the latest updates from ESPN reporter Marly Rivera, DJ LeMahieu’s injured foot has looked fine all spring training. Moreover, the baseman confirmed, saying he is fully healed and his foot caused no restrictions or limitations during training sessions. LeMahieu further added he feels gutted to have missed the 2022 postseason. But now, he is fit and in full health, ready to march on the 2023 season. Earlier, Aaron Boone confirmed that DJ would be making his 2023 spring training debut on Wednesday against the nationals.
LeMahieu To Start At Second Base In His Debut Game
Meanwhile, as DJ LeMahieu prepares for his spring training debut, skipper, Aaron Boone, has a plan of action ready to be set in motion. As per Boone, LeMahieu will start at his regular position at second base on Wednesday. From there on, his progress will be closely and regularly monitored. Further, at the later stage of spring training, DJ could split his time between third and first base as per requirement.
On the other hand, DJ LeMahieu is coming off a grave injury and is an important part of the roster. Hence, the New York Yankees front office is moving cautiously with the baseman. They do not want to rush him and will try to limit his game time as much as possible. Moreover, this is the exact reason why his spring training debut has been delayed as well.