Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu late scratch resulting from abdomen virus


DJ LeMahieu was a late scratch due to a abdomen virus. The infielder took a speedy COVID-19 take a look at that got here again adverse, the Yankees mentioned earlier than their 6-Four victory over the Phillies on Tuesday evening on the Stadium. Supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned he hopes LeMahieu can return Wednesday.

With Chris Gittens solely accessible in an emergency due to a sore Achilles, Rob Brantly began at first base. He delivered a sixth-inning double (his first hit since 2017 with the White Sox) that knocked Phillies ace Aaron Nola out of the sport.

Brantly, the veteran catcher referred to as up Friday to switch Kyle Higashioka (COVID-19), had performed 5 skilled video games at first base earlier than Tuesday, all of them within the minors. Boone mentioned he additionally thought of utilizing Gary Sanchez or Rougned Odor at first.

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Journeyman right-hander Asher Wojciechowski, will begin Wednesday for the Yankees.

Michael King (proper center finger contusion) and Nestor Cortes Jr. (COVID-19) are each out, so the Yankees wanted a fifth starter in some unspecified time in the future this week. They determined to make use of Wojciechowski on Wednesday to have Jordan Montgomery in line Thursday to start out the primary of the four-game sequence in Boston.

Wojciechowski, who remains to be constructing again up from a lat harm this spring, had a 5.68 ERA in 4 begins for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

“Simply the perfect probability to get outs,” Boone mentioned.

Deivi Garcia, who in contrast to Wojciechowski is already on the 40-man roster, began Tuesday at Triple-A, permitting three runs in six innings, however getting no determination in a 7-6 SWB victory.

Jonathan Loaisiga rejoined the Yankees after being cleared from his COVID-19 quarantine. The reliever is predicted to throw a bullpen session Wednesday and will return to the roster this weekend in Boston.

Boone mentioned Cortes is the subsequent in line to return again from COVID-19, doubtlessly rejoining the crew in Boston.

Darren O’Day could have season-ending surgical procedure on his left hamstring Wednesday. The sidearming reliever suffered the harm whereas sprinting earlier than the July 6 sport in Seattle. He tore the identical hamstring in 2018, however it by no means absolutely healed after surgical procedure.

“It simply picked a foul time to go once more,” O’Day mentioned.

The 38-year-old has a participant choice for 2022, however mentioned he’s nonetheless undecided on his future.

“I’ve given it lots of thought and nonetheless haven’t provide you with the appropriate reply,” he mentioned. “I’m horrible at large choices like that.”

Luke Voit (knee) obtained a platelet-rich plasma injection Friday and was feeling “considerably higher” by Monday, Boone mentioned, including that the primary baseman is “nonetheless a pair days away from baseball actions.”

Miguel Andujar (wrist) hit on Wednesday as he ramps up baseball actions. … Tim Locastro could have surgical procedure Wednesday to restore his proper ACL, which he tore making a catch Saturday evening.