Josh Donaldson
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New York Yankees’ third baseman, Josh Donaldson, is placed on the injury list after suffering from a hamstring injury last week.

The New York Yankees’ injury woes are second to none. They are dealing with health concerns almost every day now. After suffering from early setbacks, the situation has just gotten worse and never really improved. Meanwhile, as the season progresses, more and more regular players in the lineup are landing on the injury list.


Just yesterday, the Yankees announced that Giancarlo Stanton had been placed on IL due to hamstring issues with no return timeline. On the other hand, another player with hamstring issues, Josh Donaldson, has been making excellent progress so far and could be coming closer to returning. The baseman will take a major step in the recovery process this week. Moreover, the results of the assignment will determine his exact return date.

Josh Donaldson Put On Rehab Assignment With Somerset Patriots

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New York Yankees’ third baseman, Josh Donaldson, is coming off a horrendous last season. He remained on edge throughout the off-season as trade rumors constantly did rounds. However, a divine intervention saved the day for Josh, who received an additional year to prove his worth to the Yankees lineup. Meanwhile, in 2023, Josh’s performance is way below expectations. And to make matters worse, he suffered a hamstring injury and entered IL accordingly.

After a whole week of recovery, the Yankees have assigned Josh Donaldson to a rehab assignment. He will play a game with the Double-A Somerset Patriots on Tuesday. Post that, he would report back to the Yankees management for further assessment. The assignment will give him an opportunity to get back into game shape and work on his timing at the plate. It is also a chance for the team to evaluate his progress and determine when he is ready to rejoin the major league roster. Moreover, once he returns, he could either retain his place in the third base or play as a DH in the absence of Giancarlo Stanton.

Yankees Fans Unhappy Over Unfair Treatment Towards Oswald Peraza

Oswald Peraza
Oswald Peraza is once again present at the Yankees’ preseason – photo: Yankees

New York Yankees called up shortstop Oswald Peraza from the minor league to fill in for Josh Donaldson. The fans felt delighted to finally see the prospect in pinstripes after a lengthy delay. Just to brush up on your memory, Peraza lost the shortstop battle to Anthony Volpe and had to move back to the minors. However, the happiness stayed short-lived as manager Aaron Boone came in with unexpected news.

Manager Aaron Boone confirmed that Oswald Peraza is here in the clubhouse on a temporary basis. He would make his way back to the minors once Josh Donaldson returns to the bullpen. It certainly irked the fans who accused the Yankees management of biasedness and unfairly treating Peraza. The Yankee fans feel Peraza is a much better player than Josh Donaldson and deserves a place in the lineup. Let’s see what the future holds for a young 21-year-old prospect, Oswald Peraza.