scheduled tribe. Petersburg – Josh Donaldson is going to be out for a while. The third baseman, who recently had to apologize to White Sox shortstop TIM Anderson and the Jackie Robinson family over a much less insensitive remark, was found with a shoulder swelling on Friday after days on the COVID-19 list. was placed on the injured list.
“So he is dealing with a little shoulder (issue) and has been acting kind of all season. So when he came to get his IV (for respiratory illness) the other day, we thought we had it this time. Will do an MRI and it shows some swelling. Aaron Boone said before Friday night’s game against the Rays at Tropicana Field. “He’s really working out in the stadium today, doing some light throwing, some light hitting and stuff. Went through and feeling better.
“With the ability to return it for a few days, hopefully it’s something that’s a small thing,” Boone said. “Hopefully it will keep improving in a way that it’s something that benefits him over the long haul.”
Donaldson has had a shoulder problem since spring training, but said until recently he didn’t feel it was becoming a hindrance to him.
“I think it’s something they’ve dealt with at different points in different seasons,” Boone said. “He’s already managed it this year and he’s obviously done well with it. So, hopefully it’s something that the cortisone injections do their job and that kind of helps a little bit and that Gets through this week.”
Donaldson called Anderson “Jackie” during a game against the White Sox in the Bronx last week, prompting the bench and bullpen to be clear and the White Sox manager claiming Donaldson’s comments were racist. Donaldson claimed it was an “inner joke” going on between him and Anderson, who said in a 2019 interview that he felt like he was the “Jackie Robinson” of today.
Donaldson was suspended for one game by MLB for “derogatory” comments. He is appealing for the suspension.
dj back in play
DJ LeMahieu was not in the starting lineup for the fourth straight game, but was available off the bench. The infielder had pain in his left wrist, which prevented him from playing and forced him to take a cortisone shot earlier this week.
“This time (Thursday), if you had asked me I would say he would be going to IL at this time today. He made a marked improvement last night and was feeling well today,” Boone said. “I think both he and I want to see him go through a full day’s work today and if it goes well then leave him as an active player off the bench tonight with the idea that he is there tomorrow , but very encouraging.”
Aaron Hicks was also expected to be available off the bench with a tight right hamstring after a late scratch from Thursday’s game. The centerfielder could not run on Thursday, but was testing his foot sprinting and hitting on Friday.
Stanton Starting Back Up
Giancarlo Stanton, on the IL with a right ankle issue, is starting rehab for his return, which could be as early as this week.
“He is good. He is in (New York) today and is doing some walking around and doing some light hitting and I know he was feeling really good yesterday,” Boone said. is that we avoided a situation there. So that’s encouraging. And these past few days have been good.”
The Yankees will face Corey Kluber, who pitched for them for the first time last year. The righthander pitched a no-hitter in a Yankee uniform and was a big influence on the Bombers’ staff. He taught his swirl to Michael King, which has had a big impact on the Yankees bullpen.
“It’s been great,” Kluber said of King’s success this year. “I haven’t seen her first hand yet, but, you know, just looking at the numbers she’s putting in and some of the highlights and stuff, it looks like she’s really taken the next step. I think in A lot of that comes with just gaining confidence and reps and believing in yourself.”