Coley HarveyESPN Workers WriterShut
- Previously lined Florida Order for Orlando Sentinel and Georgia Tech for Macon Telegraph
- Northwestern College graduate
NEW YORK — Yankees slugger Edwin Encarnacion became as soon as placed on the ten-day injured list with a broken refined wrist, the crew announced earlier than the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader sweep of the Boston Crimson Sox.
Moments after sweeping the doubleheader, the Yankees began retaining out hope a second participant would steer clear of joining Encarnacion on the IL. The outcomes of an MRI on Aaron Hicks‘ throwing elbow Sunday will support establish that.
In Encarnacion’s case, formally, he suffered a hairline atomize, in conserving with supervisor Aaron Boone.
It became as soon as within the eighth inning of the principle game when Encarnacion, 36, became as soon as struck on the bottom of his refined hand as he tried to obtain out of the attain of an 87.1 mph slider that stayed up and in.
The pitch from Boston’s Josh Smith brought about evident and quick distress to Encarnacion, who rapidly became as soon as evaluated on the field by head Yankees athletic coach Steve Donohue and Boone. Even after that evaluation, though, Encarnacion took his defective and remained within the game.
Or now not it’s the second time in his profession that Encarnacion has had this more or much less injury. He also suffered a fractured wrist in 2009, when he neglected about two months whereas enjoying for the Cincinnati Reds.
“The distress I had [Saturday] became as soon as worse than what I had earlier than,” Encarnacion acknowledged.
It wasn’t till after the Yankees’ subsequent hitter, Gleyber Torres, grounded out that Encarnacion became as soon as taken in for initial X-rays. They came support detrimental, nonetheless a subsequent CT scan published the shatter.
The Yankees acknowledged Encarnacion will remain in Contemporary York subsequent week whereas they shuttle to Baltimore and Toronto. At some level for the length of the next seven to 10 days, he’s going to be reevaluated, and at that time, the club will obtain a greater idea of what his subsequent rehab steps shall be.
There’s no early indication of how worthy time Encarnacion may presumably omit.
“I’m hoping no more than three weeks,” Encarnacion acknowledged. “We are going to gaze, I put now not know. Nonetheless I’m hoping that.
“Presumably three, maybe four, maybe five [weeks] reckoning on how the rehabilitation goes.”
The prognosis on Hicks is much less definite for the time being, though the tone with which Boone and others spoke about his injury Saturday night time sounded quite severe.
“Anything with the elbow repeatedly makes you nervous, nonetheless I will dwell obvious till we obtain the last decision,” Hicks acknowledged.
The heart fielder became as soon as distress within the sixth inning of Sport 2, when he delivered a worthy throw from his location in direction of third defective. With Sam Travis at second defective exhibiting to are attempting a that probabilities are you’ll presumably judge value-up, Hicks caught a fly ball out and zipped a rocket support within the infield. The throw became as soon as decrease off by the shortstop Torres, and kept Travis at second.
Boston would fail to ranking within the inning despite Travis, the inning’s leadoff hitter, coming into into scoring location with none out.
“I became as soon as looking to carry out an even strong throw, and refined more or much less felt quite painful feeling,” Hicks acknowledged.
After the throw, Hicks remained within the game till he became as soon as at final pulled for a pinch hitter within the eighth.
“I wasn’t in a location to carry out the same throw and to throw the ball difficult,” he acknowledged. “That is as soon as I suggested Stevie [Donohue] and got out of the game.”
Hicks acknowledged he feels distress simplest when he throws, and added that he’s never genuinely had elbow considerations at some stage in his profession. All of this is new territory for him.
If Hicks were to circulation on the IL, the Yankees obtain outfielders in Brett Gardner and Mike Tauchman who can play heart field. They are able to even also name up Clint Frazier from Triple-A to boost their outfield depth.
As for Encarnacion’s absence, with the 30-homer hitter now shelved, the Yankees are down three first basemen. The as soon as-touted Greg Fowl is continuing to rehab a plantar fascia scenario at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa, Florida. Starter Luke Voit also is on the IL, ready for word from doctors on his subsequent steps following his prognosis earlier this week for a sports activities hernia.
Despite the fact that Encarnacion served as Contemporary York’s designated hitter Saturday, he had been serving to play first defective as accidents there obtain besieged the Bronx Bombers. American League hitting chief DJ LeMahieu (.336) started there in Saturday’s nightcap, going 1-for-5.
Traded to the Yankees from Seattle on June 15, Encarnacion is hitting .240 with an .864 OPS. Particularly with the Yankees, he’s hitting .238 with nine homers, 27 RBIs and an .824 OPS in 36 games.
Encarnacion has been changed on the Yankees’ active roster by lefty-hitting Mike Ford, who became as soon as recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after making his foremost league debut in April.
At Triple-A, Ford has hit .303 with 23 homers, 60 RBIs and a 1.007 OPS in seventy nine games.
The Yankees currently obtain 15 players on their IL. In entire, 25 Yankees players obtain frolicked on the IL this season. If Hicks were to hit the IL, it would value his second stint this season.
“No doubt one of many biggest strengths of this crew is its potential to conquer adversity and refined defend pushing ahead,” Tauchman acknowledged of the accidents. “Clearly [Encarnacion and Hicks] are All-Enormous title-caliber, heart-of-the-voice players for us. So I put now not mediate it’s a stretch to allege that any form of neglected time with them is now not huge. Nonetheless the thing about our crew is that we refined defend shifting ahead.”
No subject the injury considerations, the Yankees (71-39) are eight games up on the AL East and lead the Crimson Sox by 13½ games. They are also indubitably one of three groups in baseball with more than 70 wins.
That the Yankees obtain rolled despite utilizing a bevy of replacements hasn’t bowled over Aaron Order.
“In spring coaching as soon as I seen after we would walk on the avenue, and we obtain guys that are in Double-A, Triple-A and some foremost league guys and we put up eight, nine, 10 runs,” Order acknowledged. “So as soon as everyone got distress and these form of guys that would’ve been in Triple-A got a likelihood to return up here and play, it didn’t surprise me that guys would walk off.”