Prior to the start of Tuesdayâ€™s matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees announced that star first baseman Luke Voit would be reinstated from his rehabilitation. Voit tore a meniscus in his left knee a few months ago and has been working his way back slowly, playing in five rehab games with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He batted .389 with three home runs, two doubles, and six RBIs.
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 Yankees desperately need Voit’s bat, as the Yankees prepared to embark on a 10 game road trip starting in Tampa.
Last season, Voit led the MLB in home runs with 22, finishing with a .277 average and 23.1% strike-out rate. Defensively, he saw enjoyed improvement, but his offense remains a catalyst for a Yankee team that desperately needs his presence.
While the Yankees have clawed their way back to above .500, their offense has only posted 11 runs over the last three games. They clearly need more support, and Voit should provide just up with his latest performance in Triple-A ball.