New York Yankee’s Luke Voit returns to the Injured List

Luke Voit's 2021 nightmare might have finally just ended as the New York Yankees took to the media to announce that the 2020 major league home run leader will be going on the 10-day injured list with inflammation in his left knee, which was operated on and repaired during the spring.

Voit hasn't featured in any game for the Yankees since September 22. In the Yankees 6-5 loss to the Blue Jays at Rogers Centre on Wednesday night, Voit pinch-hit and struck out and was seen to be in some kind of pain as he ran to the first base as the third strike evaded Toronto catcher Reese McGuire.

Speaking to the media before the Yankees ended their series with the Blue Jays, Aaron Boone said via kingjohnnie online casino: "He woke up pretty stiff today, and he’s limping around pretty good today. I think he just kind of aggravated it when he slammed on the brakes there.

"We think it’s kind of that bone bruise that can be a result of that surgery that’s kind of been off and on for him. So we’ll get more tests when we get back to New York and see what we’re dealing with."

This makes it his fourth return to the Injured List this year. He might just be in time to return in the playoffs should the Yankees be able to advance further.

Voit ended the regular season while registering .239/.328/.437 slash line, homering 11 times in 213 at-bats. He also registered an identical 213 at-bats and went deep 22 times for the 2020 schedule which was shortened by Covid-19 at the time.

Having undergone several tests on his left forearm, Joey Gallo, who was hit by a fastball from Tim Mayza on Wednesday, returned cleaned, although the New York Yankees chose not to start the left swinger against Toronto southpaw Robbie Ray.

Speaking about his player, Yankees' manager Boone said via : "We got good news there. He’s feeling a lot better today. He was able to go through his pregame routine and everything, so he’ll be an active player for us."
For the fourth consecutive time, Kyle Higashioka was given the catcher-starting mantle with Corey Kluber on the mount, Gary Sanchez made the starting designated hitter while Giancarlo Stanton was taken to the left-field to fill the void left behind by Gallo's absence.

Manager Aaron Boone will be putting everything on the line in the next few days as he is looking to place Gerrit Cole on a three days' rest should their Sunday match before a must-win game.

"It feels like that’s a ways away. But of course that’s on the table. We’ll see how [Cole] does over the next few days. We hope it’s not a factor if we take care of business."

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