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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/4/19

Tulowitzki the latest to suffer injury; Voit not on IL but dealing with hand bruise; Jimenez responds to Voit outburst; Young starters giving Yankees results early.

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ESPN | Coley Harvey: Add another one to the list. Troy Tulowitzki will likely become the 11th Yankee to join the injured list just six games into the season, after suffering a calf strain during Wednesday’s 2-1 loss to the Tigers. The Yankees wanted to be careful with Tulo since he was coming off an extended history of injuries during his run in Toronto. The move hasn’t been made yet, but Aaron Boone described it as a “low-grade strain” and admitted that it would be almost certain to happen.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Luke Voit has managed to avoid the IL so far, but that isn’t to say that he came away unscathed from the opening homestand. Voit was plunked in the hand during Tuesday’s game, and had words with Tigers pitcher Joe Jimenez after the inning ended. Focusing on Voit’s hand for the moment, Voit said that it’s fine but he is now wearing a cover to protect it from future pitches up and in.

New York Post | Greg Joyce: Back to that commotion between Voit and Jimenez, Voit took exception to Jimenez’s behavior after the latter caught a Gleyber Torres liner and hopped onto the first base bag to double-up the former. Voit then gave Jimenez some choice words, but Jimenez said to reporters afterward that he never heard Voit and wasn’t too concerned about the whole scenario. Jimenez put it down to just having fun after making a play, and maintained that he didn’t intentionally hit Voit.

New York Post | Dan Martin: The Yankees have had plenty of bad breaks in the early going, but one upside is that they’ve gotten the opportunity to check out how their young starters can do against major league pitching. So far, they’ve gotten some strong results out of guys like Domingo German and Jonathan Loaisiga, who weren’t in the plan at the start of the year but had to step into the rotation by necessity.