The injury bug continues to be an issue for the New York Yankees.
Miguel Andujar is going on the injured list with a shoulder injury. Hurt himself diving back into third. Tyler Wade being recalled.
— Jack Curry (@JackCurryYES) April 1, 2019
Early on Monday, the Yankees placed Giancarlo Stanton on the injured list due to a left bicep strain. Just prior to Monday’s series opener against the Detroit Tigers, Jack Curry reported that Miguel Andujar was also being placed on the injured list.
According to Curry, Andujar injured his shoulder during Sunday’s game. It appears that the injury occurred on the following play:
Bottom 4, Andujar dives back into 3rd. Looks like he jammed his arm/shoulder. pic.twitter.com/nXW8vloL4p
— Scott Reinen (@ScottReinen) April 1, 2019
Currently, the Yankees have 9 players on the IL, which is the most in all of baseball. After Tuesday night’s contest, CC Sabathia (who is serving a five-game suspension) will also be added to the list.
Here’s a list of the players who are currently on the Yankees injured list. The players listed have a handful of big league accomplishments.
On the Yankees' current IL, there are a combined:
–17 All-Star Game appearances
–3 Silver Slugger Awards
–2 Rookie of the Year runner-ups
–1 Gold Glove
–1 Cy Young Award
— Coley Harvey (@ColeyHarvey) April 1, 2019
To replace Andujar, the Yankees have recalled Tyler Wade from Triple-A. After a really good spring, it was a surprise to see Wade optioned to the minors, but the team’s injury situation help dictate the final spots on the 25-man roster. Although it is due to unfortunate circumstances, Wade will get his chance to prove that he belongs with the big league club.
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