Yankees’ starting infielder has confirmed fracture in foot

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Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

Several weeks ago, New York Yankees starting third baseman DJ LeMahieu fouled a ball off his right foot during a spring training game. LeMahieu dropped one knee and was promptly taken out of the game, eventually being placed on the 10-day injured list.

LeMahieu had hit off a tee and had done some minor work trying to get back to 100%, but the Yankee sent him for further imaging this week to determine the severity of the foot issue.

Unfortunately, manager Aaron Boone stated that LeMahieu has a non-displaced bone fracture in his foot, an injury that will require another imaging in two weeks. These fractures can take between 6-8 weeks to heal from, so the Yankees will have to supplement is loss for quite some time.

The Yankees Will Lose DJ For a Lot More Time Than Expected

What was thought to be a serious bruise that would keep them out for two weeks, LeMahieu is now set to miss substantially more time than that since he will need to work his way back up through his program and potentially take at-bats in the minors before an eventually return.

During spring training, the 35-year-old veteran hit .222/.276/.259, including three RBIs. Coming off a rather down season, DJ was hoping to get back in the mix and help provide the team with an adequate leadoff man. Unfortunately, he will have to wait to reclaim his role, so expect plenty of Oswaldo Cabrera and Jon Berti moving forward.

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