Luke Voit, the New York Yankees' first baseman, returns to the injured list with a sports hernia and could fall well into September if he needs surgery, manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday in the next few days To determine the procedure. Options include the daily treatment of the injury or an operation that would ban him from the line-up for six weeks.
Voit left the Arizona Diamondbacks in the fifth inning on Tuesday's 2-4 defeat and had an after-game MRI.
One of Voit's turns during an at-bat in the lower third, which ended with a strikeout, pulled a few eyebrows into the Yankees' booth when they thought something was wrong. Voit later told Boone and the training staff that he had difficulty in solving all day.
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This is the second time this season that he is treated with an injury to his upper body. On July 2, he landed on the 10-day IL for abdominal stress.
All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu will miss his fourth game in a row on Wednesday for a groin injury. He is tied to Boston Rafael Devers for the AL lead in the Actor at .32.
Boone said LeMahieu is likely to return to the Red Sox for the Friday opener.
In other moves, the Yankees right-hander placed David Hale on the list of injured with a lumbar spine load and recalled right-handed Jonathan Holder and infielder Breyvic Valera of Triple-A Scranton / Wilkes-Barre.