Yankees Injury Tracker: Anthony Volpe removed from Sunday’s lineup due to illness

By | March 31, 2024

Here’s an up-to-date tracker on the Yankees’ injuries…


March 31, 1 p.m

Yankees SS Anthony Volpe was removed from the lineup for Sunday’s series finale against the Astros due to stomach complaints.

In its place, Jon Berti will make his Yankee debut at third base and in the scorching heat Oswaldo Cabrera will slide to the shortstop.

Volpe is off to a strong start thus far, hitting an even .400 with a home run and a double through his first ten at-bats this season.

30 March. 12:18 pm

Gleyber Torres left Friday’s win against the Astros after being hit by a pitch on his right thumb. While the infielder tried to play through it, he withdrew from the game after half an inning.

The x-rays of Torres’ thumb were negative, per Aaron Booneand after the game, the Yankee second baseman said he hopes to play Saturday despite some soreness.

Juan Soto was treated a number of times during Friday’s match and it was unclear what his ailment was. According to the outfielder, he sprained his ankle during the game, but he no longer feels any pain. He says he’s playing on Saturday.

March 25, 11:45 PM

Outfielder Oscar González is in hospital dealing with a right eye socket fracture he suffered after throwing a ball off his face during Monday’s friendly in Mexico City.

Gonzalez will remain in the hospital overnight with a Double-A trainer and will undergo further imaging on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old, who was moved down to the minors earlier Monday, has had a stellar spring since being claimed off waivers from the Cleveland Guardians.

Gonzalez looks like a potential asset for the Yanks after recording six extra-base hits, six RBI and a .945 OPS over 40 at-bats.

March 25, 12:08 PM

DJ LeMahieu‘s status for Opening Day has seemed very questionable in recent days, and now we know for sure he won’t play on Thursday.

General manager of the Yankees Brian Cashman told reporters Monday that LeMahieu will indeed start the season on the IL as he deals with a bone bruise in his foot.

Aaron Boone said a few days ago that LeMahieu “still has a long way to go to get to the point where he’s ready to play.”

LeMahieu fouled a ball of his foot and suffered a “pretty significant bone bruise,” but an MRI came back clean.

March 23, 6:40 PM

Manager Aaron Boone provided updates on the first baseman’s recovery Anthony Rizzo and third baseman DJ LeMahieu after the Yankees’ split-squad games on Saturday afternoon.

Rizzo, who was dealing with a tight lat that forced him out of the lineup Friday, had a good day of treatment and was back in the lineup Monday. Boone said.

The captain doesn’t expect to be without Rizzo and LeMahieu on Opening Day, the two who play the majority of games at first base. Luis Torrenswho replaced Rizzo on Friday initially spent some time.

Boone told reporters that LeMahieu took some grounders and hit them into the cage on Saturday and he is improving, but his availability for Opening Day remains up in the air.

“He’s still feeling it pretty good,” Boone said.

LeMahieu made a mistake with the ball of his foot and suffered a “pretty serious bone bruise” on Monday, March 18.

March 22, 1:07 PM

Anthony Rizzowho had been brought in to clear the at-bat and play first base, was removed from the Yankees’ lineup for Friday afternoon’s game against the Mets.

The Yanks announced just before the scheduled 1:05 p.m. first pitch that Rizzo was dealing with a tight crossbar.

Manager Aaron Boone said Rizzo “didn’t seem too concerned” about the injury.

“He said it’s something he has every now and then in the season, but he just wanted to make sure,” the skipper said. “He came to me about 20 minutes earlier and said he thought it would be best if he pulled out of this situation.”

Boone added that Rizzo believes he can be in the lineup on Saturday, but that they “will have to wait and see.”

Luis Torrens took his place at first base.

March 18, 4:15 PM

Aaron Boone provided some additional details DJ LeMahieu‘s foot injury after the Yankees’ 4-3 win over the Phillies.

According to Boone, LeMahieu has a “pretty big bone bruise” in his foot, and the skipper isn’t sure if LeMahieu will be ready for opening day.

LeMahieu is listed as the Yanks’ starting third baseman this year, and with Oswald Peraza also broken, that could be possible Oswaldo Cabrera from third place on March 28.

March 18, 2:38 PM

The bumps and bruises of spring training continue to plague a pair of Yankees starters, including infielder DJ LeMahieu the last victim.

Manager Aaron Boone said on Monday’s YES broadcast that LeMahieu’s foot bruise is “going to cost him a few days here,” with the manager noting that LeMahieu is “pretty sore.”

YES Network’s Jack Curry adds that LeMahieu was seen by a foot specialist and that “all tests showed no fracture.”

March 9, 11:40 am

Manager Aaron Boone that infielder told reporters Saturday Oswald Peraza will be closed for 6-8 weeks due to a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder.

Peraza had problems with his shoulder and reported the pain he was experiencing on Thursday.

Through three spring training games, the 23-year-old went 0-for-7 at the plate with a stolen base.

He played 52 games for the Yanks during the 2023 season but struggled with a .191 batting average and 50 strikeouts. In total, Peraza recorded 33 hits in 173 at-bats with eight doubles, two home runs, 13 walks, four stolen bases and 14 RBI last year.

March 8, 11:25 am

Yankees infielder Oswald Peraza Additional tests are being done on his shoulder after he experienced renewed discomfort.

The tests Peraza undergoes include color contrast, manager Aaron Boone told reporters.

Peraza was able to return to the Yankee lineup for the past two games, but when he arrived at the facility Thursday morning, he told the skipper that the shoulder pain had resurfaced.

Peraza is hitless through seven at-bats as he looks to battle for an opening day spot.

March 6, 11:49 am

Yankees right-handed Tommy Kahnle said Wednesday that it is unlikely he will be ready for Opening Day because of an offseason shoulder infection that has delayed him some.

He threw a bullpen session and felt no pain Wednesday, he told JA’s Jack Curry.

However, Kahnle has yet to conduct live batting practice or pitch in a Grapefruit League game.

Kahnle was one of New York’s best bullpen arms last season, posting a 2.66 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 42 appearances before being shut down due to injury.

February 29, 4:30 PM

Oswald Peraza will remain out of the Yankees lineup as he deals with shoulder tightness, but manager Aaron Boone says there’s a chance he could return to action for Friday’s spring game against the Blue Jays.

Peraza was left out of the lineup on Tuesday after suffering right shoulder soreness, but the hope was he would only miss a few days.

The Yanks will wait and see how the 23-year-old feels on Friday, but it appears he is ready to get back into the league for a spot on the opening day roster.

February 27, 3:51 PM

The Yankees scratched Oswald Peraza from Tuesday’s spring training against the Tampa Bay Rays due to “some tightness” he experienced in his right shoulder on Monday, manager Aaron Boone said.

The club hopes the injury is just a day-to-day situation for the utility infielder, who is poised to earn a spot on the 26-man Opening Day roster. “Today he seemed better,” Boone added.

There was no indication Peraza would be sent for a test, and he could return on Thursday or Friday.

February 14, 1:08 PM

Yankees manager Aaron Boone updated the health of a number of players on Wednesday. First RHP Scott Efross had back surgery in December, a setback as he works his way back from Tommy John surgery.

Efross started a throwing program last week, but it will start slowly. The team does not expect the right back until the summer.

As for catcher Jose Trevino, the backstop will miss the start of spring training games after dealing with a calf injury a few weeks ago.

Boone said he expects Trevino to be ready for Opening Day.

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