The New York Yankees have reinstated first baseman, Luke Voit, from the injured list.
Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees returned from rehab and reinstated INF Luke Voit (#59) from the 10-day injured list.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) May 11, 2021
The 30-year-old first baseman was rehabbing in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre after having surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee.
Luke, who was the home run champ last season with 22 home runs in 60 games, got off to a hot start in Triple-A going 8-for-17 with three home runs, six RBIs, and two doubles.
NO DOUBT ABOUT THAT ONE!
First pitch of the ballgame and Luke Voit has already dropped a BOMB on them. 💣 pic.twitter.com/x3tZv6K051
— SWB RailRiders (@swbrailriders) May 8, 2021
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.
It’s Showtime! pic.twitter.com/pvbdtV2TrG
— Luke Voit (@LLVIII40) May 11, 2021