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Updating 17 Yankees on the injury list plus Chris Gittens | Progress for Luke Voit

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Yankees manager Aaron Boone is confused. He can not make sense of what is happening to his team one more time.

The choker was not the Yankees’ injured list, rising to 17 players on Tuesday when outfielder Trey Amburgey was added. The rookie ended his second major league game last Sunday with a hoarding problem, so this bad news was half expected.

What upset Boone was that DJ LeMahieu was scratched a few minutes before the first pitch in Tuesday’s match with the Phillies and had to encrypt to find a first baseman because rookie Chris Gittens showed up to the ballpark with a sore Achilles who had only him available in an emergency.

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Boone’s thoughts at the time?

“What more can you throw at us?”

Boone first considered starting catcher Gary Sanchez before choosing his new backup receiver instead. Rob Brantly had never played a major league game in the beginning, but he made three Triple-A starts there this season.

It worked. Brantly contributed a double to his first major league hit since 2017 (and 90th overall), he handled his first base fine apart from not making a scoop on a bad throw from Gleyber Torres, who scored an infield hit and the Yankees settled 6- 4 winners.

Afterwards, Boone said he was optimistic that LeMahieu would be available for action Wednesday night, while he was unsure of Gittens if “Achilles really bothered him.”

Here’s the latest on the 17 Yankees at IL:

LUKE VOIT, 1B

Injuries: Left knee inflammation / bone blood

Missed games: 4.

Status: 10-day damage list since July 16 (back dated to 13).

The latest: Voit has made a quick recovery and can be cleared to resume baseball activities before Friday.

Expected return: In late July.

Update from Boone: “He’s fine … significantly better (Monday and Tuesday).”

* * *

DARREN O’DAY, RHP

Damage: Left hoarding load.

Missed games: 10.

Status: 10-day injury list since July 6th.

The latest: O’Day is reviewing the season finale on Wednesday in New York and is facing a six-month recovery. The Yankees’ oldest player at 38, O’Day plans to take the next few months to decide whether he wants to play next season or retire. He has until after the World Series to decide, because that is when he will have to exercise his $ 1.4 million player option in 2022 or let the Yankees decide between a $ 3.15 million club option and a $ 700,000 buyout.

Expected return: 2022

Update from O’Day: “This (retirement) decision has to be made shortly after the World Series, so it would put me halfway through my rehabilitation. It’s a kind of family decision. I have three children and my wife. I do not think we will put it to the vote because I think the dogs would vote for me to come home and then they would swing the vote. But we find out when the time comes, some days I wake up and I say, ‘I’m done playing,’ and other days I wake up and (think) come here (to the ballpark) and just be nearby the guys are part of my favorite aspects of playing the game. ”

* * *

JONATHAN LOAISIGA, RHP

Damage: COVID.

Missed games: 6.

Status: COVID damage list since July 10th.

The latest: Loaisiga joined the Yankees on Tuesday as a rehabilitation player and was longtime. Of the six Yankees currently on IL, he was the first in four days and will likely be the first unless Nestor Cortes strikes him back.

Expected return: This weekend / beginning of next week.

Update from Boone: “I think the plan is for him to throw a bullpen (Wednesday), then possibly make another bullpen or a live one (BP), and then hopefully be in play for us at some point this weekend.”

* * *

NESTOR CORTES, LHP

Damage: COVID.

Missed games: 4.

Status: COVID IL from 15 July.

The latest: Cortes must test negative because the Yankees are not ruling him out of getting out of IL and hitting in relief at Fenway Park this weekend.

Expected return: This weekend or early next week.

Update from Boone: “Nestor is queuing up to potentially be with us in Boston at some point.”

* * *

AARON Judge, RF

Damage: COVID.

Missed games: 4.

Status: COVID damage list since 16 July.

Expected return: Next week.

The latest: Boone constantly expected the referee and most of the Yankees’ COVID-affected players to be at IL for 10 days, and that is still the case except perhaps for Cortes.

Update from Boone: “Apart from (Loaisiga and Cortes), I do not think anyone (returning from COVID IL) is imminent.”

* * *

KYLE HIGASHIOKA, C

Damage: COVID.

Missed games: 4.

Status: COVID damage list since 16 July.

Expected return: Next week.

* * *

WANDY PERALTA, LHP

Damage: COVID.

Missed games: 4.

Status: COVID IL from 15 July.

Expected return: Next week.

* * *

THU URSHELA, 3B

Damage: COVID.

Missed games: 4.

Status: COVID damage list since 16 July.

Expected return: Next week.

* * *

MIGUEL ANDUJAR, LF

Injuries: Left wrist load

Missed games: 9.

Status: 10-day damage list since July 10 (back to July 7).

The latest: Andujar started hitting again on Monday after being shut down for three days because he got a cortisone shot last Friday due to continued soreness.

Expected return: In late July.

Update from Boone: “I do not think he will return in the next few days. We will see when he strengthens baseball activities how he reacts. ”

* * *

CLINT FRAZIER, OF

Damage: Eye problems.

Missed games: 13.

Status: 10-day damage list since July 2 (back dated July 1).

The latest: Frazier continues to undergo vision tests as doctors search for a cure for his dizziness.

Expected return: Unknown.

Update from Boone: “We really focus on some sightings with how his eyes move and how it affects his vision. I know they play around with contacts, in and out of them. I think they found some things with how his eyes move and how it affects how he treats different things, but some of the bigger, more serious things (such as dizziness) have been ruled out. ”

* * *

MICHAEL KING, RHP

Damage: Contusion of right middle finger.

Missed games: 10.

Status: 10-day damage list since July 7 (retro to July 5).

The latest: King may be cleared later in the week to resume the cast after being shut down for more than a week.

Expected return: August.

Update from Boone: He’s still in a no-throw situation because there (was) still a bit of discomfort when he throws (from last Sunday), so it will go a bit (before he returns) because he I will have to be rebuilt. ”

* * *

COREY CLUBS, RHP

Damage: Right shoulder load.

Missed games: 45.

Status: 60-day damage list. Eligible to be activated on July 25th.

The latest: Clubs may be on their way to taking a big step with Boone recently that a return to the mound could be on tap “Friday-ish.”

Expected return: September.

Update from Boone: “Obviously (throwing away the pile) will be a big step, and we will see how it goes. I know he’s fine and he’s fine with the direction he’s moving in. He’s been out to 120 feet (long throw) and has reacted really well to that. I’m at least encouraged. Although it has been a long process, and by design, this casting program, I would say, is going pretty well. ”

* * *

LUIS SEVERINO, RHP

Injuries: Tommy John surgery on February 27, 2020; Grade 2 left groin load on June 13, 2021.

Missed games: 93.

Status: 60-day injury list since February 23rd.

The latest: Severino threw a 30-pitch simulated game last Sunday at Yankee Stadium. He will throw another sim game this weekend, maybe raise his seats by a few, then probably go to minors to throw the first of which figures there should be two or three rehab starts.

Expected return: Late August or early September.

Update from Boone: “I thought he threw the ball really well (Sunday). Looks strong, healthy, which I think syncs with everything. He is in really good physical shape, which turns out. He was really sharp with all his seats. A good step for him. ”

TREY AMBURGEY, OF

Injuries: Right hoarding load.

Missed games: 1.

Status: 10-day damage list since July 20 (retro to July 19).

The latest: The Yankees have not yet indicated how serious the strain is.

Expected return: August.

* * *

LOCASTRO TEAM, OF

Injuries: Right ACL tear.

Missed games: 2.

Status: 10-day injury list since July 18th.

The latest: Locastro is reviewing the season finale on Wednesday in New York after blasting his knee out during the first inning of last Saturday’s game against Boston while taking a good leaping grip near the left field stand.

Expected return: 2022

* * *

CLARKE SCHMIDT, RHP

Damage: Normal extensor tension in right elbow.

Missed games: 93.

Status: 60-day injury list since March 27th.

The latest: Schmidt has been throwing live BP to hitters for a few weeks and may be cleared to start throwing in rehab games within the next week or two.

Expected return: Minor leagues in August, Yankees in 2022.

* * *

AARON HICKS, CF

Damage: Torn sheath that holds the left wrist in place.

Missed games: 57.

Status: 10-day damage list (retro to May 13).

The latest: Hicks had the season finale at the end of May. He will likely be cleared to resume baseball activities in September or October.

Expected return: 2022 spring training.

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