Within the final third of the common season, the Yankees repeatedly mentioned the explanation Luke Voit was limping any time he toured the bases after hitting a house run was a foot challenge.
The best-handed hitting Voit wore a protecting shin guard on his left foot, however didn’t reveal which foot had the difficulty.
After the Yankees misplaced, 2-1, to the Rays in Recreation 5 of the ALDS on Friday evening at Petco Park in San Diego, the hulking first baseman shed more light on the issue when he introduced he’ll bear an MRI examination on Sunday in New York.
The foot challenge may need lastly caught as much as Voit, who shouldered the blame for the Yankees failing to advance to the ALCS, the place the Astros and Rays start the best-of-seven sequence on Sunday evening at Petco.
“I felt like I let my staff down. I had a horrible 5 video games towards these guys. They’ve good pitching and we have now to do higher,’’ mentioned Voit, who went 0-for-3 and completed 5-for-25 (.200). “It’s irritating and it sucks. It’s gasoline for the hearth for subsequent yr.’’
Contemplating he’s 29, made $634,000 this previous season when he hit .277, posted a .948 OPS and led the majors with 22 dwelling runs, he’s engaging not solely to the Yankees, but in addition to different groups.
Although it will be considerably of a shock if the Yankees dealt him, they might try this to make room at first for DJ LeMahieu, if they keep him. Such a transfer may end in Gleyber Torres shifting again to second base and the Yankees buying a shortstop.
The Yankees had been slated to reach in The Bronx round 9 p.m. Saturday, and for some gamers, it will be the ultimate return to Yankee Stadium.
Pitchers J.A. Happ, Masahiro Tanaka and James Paxton are free agents. So, is LeMahieu. The Yankees have a $10 million choice with a $2 million buyout on Brett Gardner.
Tanaka, LeMahieu and Gardner are the almost definitely to return out of that group.