The Yankees have dealt with a seemingly infinite number of injuries in 2019. The night before the trade deadline didn’t spare the club from the injury bug. For the second time in 30 days, first baseman Luke Voit was removed partway through a game with an apparent game.
Voit exited after appearing to be in pain following a swing in tonight’s game against the Diamondbacks. We don’t speculate on injuries, but both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have hurt themselves on swings this year.
Gio Urshela took over at first for Voit, and that in and of itself was notable as you would have expected DJ LeMahieu to come off the bench to fill in. Instead, Tyler Wade came in to play third, and that leads you to wonder if LeMahieu’s injury is more serious than previously thought as well. The Yankees’ infield has been so strong in 2019, for them to be down half of it right now is not a promising idea.
Voit was hit by a pitch in the first inning, but there didn’t seem to be any ill effects in his defensive play or subsequent plate appearance. Keep your eyes on PSA as we’ll provide updates as we learn more about the big man’s injury.
Update 9:47 PM ET: Voit reportedly suffered a core muscle injury:
Yankees announce that Luke Voit left tonight's game with a core muscle injury. He will undergo an MRI tonight.— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 31, 2019
This could be related to the abdominal injury that landed Voit on the IL a few weeks ago. He’ll undergo an MRI later tonight, and hopefully the news won’t be too bad.