clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/14/19

The weather wasn’t cooperative to start the homestand; Andujar back on the IL; Loaisiga follows him to the graveyard; Underrated keys to the Yankees survival so far.

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN | AP: After waiting around for two hours to see if they could squeeze it in, Monday’s game got postponed due to weather causing “unplayable field conditions”. Instead, the game will be moved to a doubleheader on Wednesday, but with the forecast ahead still not looking great, stay on the lookout for potentially more moves.

New York Post | Zach Braziller: Despite avoiding play on an unsafe surface, the Yankees injury problems continued to get worse. Miguel Andujar, who already missed a month after tearing his labrum in his right shoulder, is returning to the IL after continued discomfort in the area. Andujar didn’t hit at all since coming back, so this helps explain why he couldn’t get back into a rhythm in the majors, but it’s frustrating that after initial concerns that his season would be over, Andujar was allowed to come back as quick as he did and still experience discomfort. | Randy Miller: Furthering the line at the IL, Jonathan Loaisiga also joined Andujar and became the 17th Yankee to go down. Loaisiga was a surprise addition, as he was initially scheduled to pitch yesterday, still filling in for the already injured James Paxton. After throwing a side session, he discovered a strain in his rotator cuff. Chance Adams will be the subsequent call-up, getting his second chance after a brief stint in the bullpen last season.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: The Yankees surprisingly have stayed afloat in the AL East race despite said 17 injured players at one point or another. A lot of things have contributed to this, and many surprise contributors have emerged, but an unheralded factor has been the adjustments some of their known quantities have given them. Brett Gardner and Gleyber Torres were staples in the 2018 lineup, but they’ve largely had to play more difficult positions this year filling in the holes defensively, and have done so effectively.