NEW YORK — The Yankees are continuing to wrestle with several key decisions as they finalize their roster for the AL Division Series, including evaluating infielder DJ LeMahieu’s Health, slowed down in recent weeks with a right foot injury.
Le Mathieu returned from the injured list to play five games at the end of the regular season from Start at first, second and third base. LeMahieu at 19 batting (.98) against the Orioles and Rangers when he said he felt good enough to play the rest of the game persist in that year.
“This is obviously one of our things” is waiting ,” Boone said Monday. “I think he’s still compromised. This is what I see. We want to see how he is today, what he can do, and make up our minds. ”
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) LeMahieu continues to be treated for the disease, officially declared a right Inflammation of the second toe. LeMahieu said he also has problems with the big toe of his right foot.
If LeMahieu doesn’t make the roster, the Yankees may opt to carry rookie infielder Oswald Peraza, infielder/outfielder Marwin Gonzalez or outfielder Tim Locastro. Boone has previously said , Matt Carpenter will be on the roster as a pinch hitter and/or designated hitter.
“If you’re going to run deep and be a champion, you have to get it from different places at different times,” Boone said.
“it’ I think any time someone is selected to lead a team into a fight, it’s always special,” Kerr said. “And I think that with that responsibility comes preparation, composure, and offense.”
“He can be anything from a long-term backup to End the game,” Boone said. “I think he’s playing with anything.”
Boone said Wandy Peralta is expected to be active in ALDS, as is Clay Holmes, who was due to recover from right shoulder inflammation on Monday. Boone declined to announce his full bullpen, saying not all players have been informed.