After missing just eight games due to an abdominal injury, New York Yankees first-baseman Luke Voit has returned from the IL and will be in the lineup on Saturday, batting third.
Voit was batting .280 on the season with 17 home runs and 50 RBIs. The Yankees sent Breyvic Valera to AAA as the corresponding move.
Voit will be facing Clayton Richard in his return. He is 2-for-5 off of him in his career. Richard has just one win on the season.
JA Happ will be going for the Yankees, looking to start his second half strong.
The Yankees beat the Blue Jays 4-0 on Friday to open the second half, led by a three run double off of the bat of Edwin Encarnacion. Domingo German picked up his 11th win of the season, good for second in the AL, surprising after almost a month on the IL. Leading the league in wins is former Yankee Lance Lynn.
Luke Voit returning to the lineup makes the team even stronger, literally, and boosts the team morale.