Well, that didn’t take long. The Yankees acquired first baseman Luke Voit from the Cardinals on Saturday night, and after originally being sent to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he will join the big league lineup tonight. The new Yankee will make his debut in the role of designated hitter, against the Red Sox no less!
Voit, 27, hit .299/.391/.500 with nine home runs during his stint with the Cardinals’ Triple-A team this year. He had one homer and three RBI across eight games with St. Louis. As a short-term replacement, he is an intriguing option. He is also excited to be in New York.
“I’ve never played for another organization before, but I’m coming from one historic franchise to, you know, the biggest historic franchise,” Voit explained to DJ Eberle. “It’s cool to come to a winning program. Hopefully I get a shot to put on the pinstripes on and go up there and help them do some damage.”
On an amusing note, Voit provided his own scouting report:
The Yankees are hoping that the right-hander’s power will add some pop a lineup that is seriously missing both Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez. Here’s how the rest of tonight’s lineup against Boston shakes out: