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Yankees Injury Update: Luis Severino, Miguel Andujar, and more

The latest on all 11 Yankees currently on the injured list.

The Yankees expect Luis Severino to remain sidelined until at least the end of June. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

The Yankees have an absurd number of players on the injured list. As a result, it’s difficult to keep track of their various ailments and expected returns. Here’s the latest information available on all the injured players.

Gary Sanchez

An MRI revealed a small tear in the catcher’s calf. He is expected to resume workouts today, and indicated he thought he would be back when the ten days are up. They really need him, so hopefully that is true. Aaron Boone is not convinced he will be ready that soon.

Giancarlo Stanton

The outfielder suffered a left biceps strain on April 1st, and reportedly still feels the injury “a little bit.” He has progressed to taking some swings, but still isn’t swinging 100% and is not sure when he might return to the lineup. If his IL stint extends into the 3-4 week range, he will likely need to play in some rehab games.

Aaron Hicks

Hicks has been dealing with a bad back for over a month now. They haven’t revealed when he might return, but he has been doing baseball activities (running, throwing, tee and toss). Yesterday he said he should be taking on-field batting practice sometime next week.

Miguel Andujar

Some good news here: Andujar’s right shoulder is feeling better. He played catch before Friday’s game and was encouraged by the results. The third baseman has also taken dry swings and hit off a tee at half strength. “It doesn’t affect the swing at all,” Andujar said. “The discomfort, you feel when you throw.” Of course, there is still the possibility that he’ll have to undergo season-ending surgery.

Troy Tulowitzki

Another Yankee without a clear return date is Tulowitzki. The shortstop is dealing with a calf strain. He reportedly took some swings on Friday. With his injury history, the Yankees will be very cautious with his rehab. Who knows when we’ll see him again.

Dellin Betances

Betances has been sidelined with a shoulder injury since spring training. The original MRI revealed a shoulder impingement. He progressed as far as a simulated game last week, but things didn’t go well. A second MRI revealed a bone spur causing inflammation. The weird news here is that the Yankees have known about his bone spur since he entered the organization and never told him. The right-hander received a cortisone shot and will be shut down for the next three weeks. The soonest he might return is sometime in June.

Luis Severino

The Yankees’ ace missed all of spring training with rotator cuff tendinitis. Like Betances, he experienced a setback last week. During his throwing program, he suffered a Grade 2 lat strain. He’ll be shut down for six weeks before the rehab process resumes once again.

Jacoby Ellsbury

I never thought I’d say this, but the Yankees sure could use Ellsbury right now. The latest update indicated that the outfielder has started running and doing other light activities. Meanwhile, the Yankees gave his locker away to Gio Urshela. Doesn’t sound like he will replace Mike Tauchman anytime soon.

Didi Gregorius

The Yankees moved Gregorius to the 60-day injured list a couple of weeks ago. He has been throwing from 90-120 feet, and no setbacks have been reported. It’s possible that he returns in June, but he’s too far away for anything official to have been discussed.

Jordan Montgomery

Monty is in Tampa recovering from the Tommy John surgery he had last year. The Yankees also have him on the 60-day injured list, and he is not expected to be major league ready until mid-August.

Ben Heller

Also recovering from Tommy John surgery, Heller is on the 60-day IL and is on a timeline similar to Montgomery’s.