1B,2B,3B - NYY
Yankees INF DJ LeMahieu was battling a core injury this season, and has since undergone surgery to repair the issue. It's an estimated eight-week recovery and he will be ready for Spring Training.
The injury sheds some light on what was a disappointing season for LeMahieu where he slashed a line of .268/.349/.362 after finishing third in MVP voting in 2020. Hopefully this surgery gets DJ back to 100% health for 2022 and he can get back to being the hitter he was in years prior.
The Yankees have placed infielder DJ LeMahieu (sports hernia) on the 10-day injured list, according to manager Aaron Boone.
"He's just too compromised right now," explained Boone when discussing LeMahieu's status on Sunday. He hasn't played since September 30th and will now miss a crucial stretch that includes a decisive Game 162, as well as a potential tiebreaker, Wild Card game, or ALDS. He finishes the regular season with a .268/.349/.362 slash line in addition to 10 homers, 57 RBI, 73 walks, and 94 strikeouts.
Yankees INF DJ LeMahieu (hip) will require surgery for a sports hernia after the season.
LeMahieu received a cortisone injection on Friday and has apparently been playing through the injury. The 33-year-old isn't playing on Saturday but hopes to return to the Yankee lineup for Sunday's regular season finale.
DJ LeMahieu exited Thursday's game against the Blue Jays with right hip soreness, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
LeMahieu exited in the sixth inning of the game after going 0-for-3 at the plate. The veteran infielder was dealing with a similar issue last week. Fantasy managers should keep an eye on updates concerning LeMahieu.
DJ LeMahieu went 1-for-4 with a walk and scored a run on Friday as the Yankees lost to the Red Sox by an 8-3 score.
LeMehieu has been a bit of a disappointment for fantasy owners this season. The 33-year-old second baseman is now hitting .268 with 10 homers, 58 RBI, and 80 runs scored over 662 plate appearances.