Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu suffers another setback with foot injury

New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu was expected to begin a rehab assignment this weekend, but he’s dealing with another setback in regards to his foot injury.

LeMahieu has been shut down since fouling a ball off his right foot during Spring Training, and he started the season on the injured list. He was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture in his foot.

Initial hopes were that LeMahieu would only miss a few weeks at the beginning of the regular season, but now that timeline has been extended.

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Yankees’ LeMahieu dealing with another injury setback

According to Meredith Marakovitz of YES Network, the latest MRI showed healing but not to the point where doctors were comfortable with LeMahieu returning to game action.

She added that LeMahieu is hopeful to begin his rehab assignment at the beginning of next week. He said earlier in the week that he expects fewer than five rehab games are needed before his return.

The Yankees have been getting by with LeMahieu on the injured list to begin the season. Oswaldo Cabrera has been stellar at third base in the field and especially with his bat. Cabrera is hitting .309 with three home runs, 13 RBI and a .895 OPS.

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Meanwhile, the Yankees have put second-year breakout Anthony Volpe in the leadoff spot since last week. He’s been thriving with a .324/.410/.471 slash line with two home runs, eight RBI and 14 runs scored.

When LeMahieu comes back, it will be interesting to see how the Yankees handle his workload with both players excelling to begin the season, and it isn’t yet clear when that return will happen.

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