It is expected that New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit will return from the IL on Friday to face the Toronto Blue Jays to help kick off a long homestand. He landed on the IL with an abdominal strain suffered in the series against the Boston Red Sox in London.
Voit was batting .280 in 293 at-bats prior to landing on the IL. He has 17 home runs, 50 RBIs, an OBP of almost .400 and a slugging of just over .500 in 2019.
The right handed power hitter was also nine for his last 16 before injuring himself, including four hits in four tries against Boston in the game that he eventually was injured in.
Once he is healthy, the Yankees can stop sending guys up and down to fill his spot. In just six days, the Yankees have had three different guys fill that spot: Daniel Camarena, Mike Ford, and Breyvic Valera.
Ford was returned to Scranton in enough time so he can participate in the AAA all-star game and home run derby. Him and Valera have been tearing up AAA this season, and the Yankees seem to keep finding guys with potential that produce.
It will be good to have Luke Voit back, but it’s also good knowing that there are viable replacements on the 40-man roster if things go south.