scheduled tribe. PETERSBURG – DJ Lemahieu was able to hit after the Yankees’ victory on Thursday night and is confident he will be able to survive the injured list.
“I don’t want to get too excited, but it definitely feels better because the day has passed,” Lemahieu said. “I think the cortisone finally settled down.”
Lemahieu had received a cortisone shot in his left wrist on Tuesday. Ahead of Thursday’s game, he said the wrist had not improved enough. He acknowledged that he may need to move to IL. On Thursday night, he was unavailable from the bench and the Yankees only had catcher Kyle Higashioka available.
“DJ was not available. Although it looks like he’s literally doing a lot better in the last two hours,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “So we’ll see where we are. Get together again tonight and see where we are in the morning. ,
Aaron Hicks felt his right hamstring tightened during Wednesday’s game against the Orioles in the Bronx, but still tried to play on Thursday. He had to be scratched less than an hour before the first pitch, but he thinks he will be able to play on Friday.
“I definitely think I’ll be able to get there tomorrow and that’s what I plan to do,” Hicks said.
The center fielder said he felt it for the first time while running to first base on Wednesday. Boone said he told Hicks to try playing on Thursday, but after treatment he couldn’t run at full speed.
The Yankees have been through a slew of injuries lately. Third baseman Josh Donaldson is on COVID IL with respiratory illness. Giancarlo Stanton is on IL with an ankle injury.
Nice to meet you, you are batting eighth
Matt Carpenter barely had time to put his bag down when he was called to a hitters meeting. The Yankees signed the former Cardinal and three-time All-Star ahead of Thursday night’s game, and when Hicks got scratched, he moved to the lineup.
“It was so crazy, I think I landed (in Tampa) at 3:20,” said Carpenter. “It’s great to be part of a big win right now.”
Carpenter collided with a pitch in the sixth and came to the Yankees to score the first run of the night.
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Jack Britton is expected to throw his first bullpen session after elbow reconstructive surgery on Tuesday, Aaron Boone said. The Yankees manager said he sincerely expects the Briton to return this season.
The lefty reliever was in the clubhouse before Thursday’s game. He is recovering from reconstructive surgery on his left elbow in Tampa.
Among other injury reports, Yankees right-armer Domingo German, who has been battling a shoulder problem since spring training, is facing live hitters in batting practice and is “closer” to getting a rehab assignment.
With the Yankees bullpen losing Aroldis Chapman (Achilles), Chad Green (Tommy John) and Jonathan Loisiga (shoulder), the German could possibly be a reinforcement when he is ready.