While Voit was out the team struggled at first base. The Jay Bruce experiment ended after 10 games when he retired, hitting a mere .118 for the team. Mike Ford played 13 games at first and was almost as unsuccessful as Bruce batting .103 with 13 strikeouts. Even Miguel Andujar had a turn at first base going 0-for-4 in one of only two games with the Yankees this season.
The Yankees opened a roster spot for Voit on Monday when they optioned Andujar to Scranton. Voit is expected to make his first start tonight against the Tampa Bay Rays in St. Petersburg.