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NY Yankees manager Aaron Boone revealed infielder DJ LeMahieu includes a foot/toe issue following a team’s 3-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox on Sunday.
Boone told reporters LeMahieu is because of get imaging on the troublesome area Monday.
The 34-year-old is hitting .279 with 12 home runs in 104 games this season.
LeMahieu has mostly avoided injuries this year following a wrist issue slowed him down. The most recent news is actually a continuation of negative health issues for the veteran.
He ended the 2021 season on the injured list with a hip issue and later underwent surgery for a core muscle injury in October. He recovered by February, however the issues coincided with a disappointing season that featured a .268 batting average, his worst since 2014, and a .711 OPS in 150 games.
It had been a steep drop from his previous 2 yrs in NY, finishing in the very best five of MVP voting each season. In 2020, LeMahieu led the league with a .364 average and 1.011 OPS while adding 10 home runs in 50 games through the shortened season.
The Yankees rewarded him with a six-year, $90 million deal prior to the start of 2021 campaign, but his performance at the plate is not at exactly the same level as it was before the big contract.
LeMahieu still plays a significant role for NY, especially along with his ability to fall into line initially base, second base and third base. Losing him for a protracted stretch could hurt the team’s likelihood of locking up an American League East title.