New York Yankees: Infamous Injury Bug Continues to Linger

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On Thursday night, the New York Yankees played a doubleheader against the Detroit Tigers. The good news? The Yanks are undefeated when playing doubleheaders this season, winning the first game 10-4, and the second game 6-2. Luke Voit is back to mashing the cover off of baseballs, Gio Urshela is as magical as ever and Austin Romine remains scorching-hot in the batters box.

The ugly news? The infamous injury bug continues to linger around in the Yankees clubhouse. Edwin Encarnacion, Gary Sanchez and J.A. Happ are among the players that were affected today.

Encarnacion left today’s game with a left oblique strain. Initially, it was believed that Encarnacion was exiting the game for precautionary reasons, but is headed to New York for further tests. According to Aaron Boone, “Edwin even took his third at bat and said he wasn’t feeling anything swinging.”

Sanchez is dealing with “left groin tightness.” Sanchez stated that he has experienced this type of feeling before and called it “very similar” to his last injury. He dealt with this same exact issue in 2018, except last season he encountered a right groin strain.

Happ is dealing with left biceps tendinitis and is expected to have tests done in New York. Boone said that the pain bothered him for a few starts, but they decided he could continue to pitch today.


Hopefully Encarnacion, Sanchez and Happ all heal quickly and are fresh and energized for the postseason. Encarnacion and Sanchez are especially huge blows if they happen to be out for the rest of the season. Happ, who has pitched better as of lately, could be utilized in the postseason as some point.

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