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Here is when all the injured Yanks are due back

@BryanHoch
May 18, 2019

The early portion of the 2019 regular season has brought a rash of injuries for the New York Yankees, including a number of big-name players expected to provide production for a club with postseason aspirations. Here's a rundown of Yankees on the injured list, in alphabetical order by last name,

The early portion of the 2019 regular season has brought a rash of injuries for the New York Yankees, including a number of big-name players expected to provide production for a club with postseason aspirations.

Here's a rundown of Yankees on the injured list, in alphabetical order by last name, as well as estimated time frames for their returns. To date, the Yankees have had 17 players on the injured list in 2019 (18 stints).

Miguel Andújar, 3B
Expected return: 2020
Andujar will undergo season-ending surgery on Monday to repair a partially torn labrum in his right shoulder. He was placed on the injured list last Monday for the second time this season. Manager Aaron Boone said Tuesday that an MRI exam showed essentially the same issue a previous MRI revealed. Andujar went just 3-for-34 with nine strikeouts after being activated from his first IL stint. (Updated: May 16)

Dellin Betances, RHP
Expected return: June
A right shoulder impingement sent Betances to the IL during Spring Training. He resumed throwing on May 6 and, as of May 15, is tossing at distances of 90 feet. His next steps would be to increase that to 120 feet, then to throw off a mound. (Updated: May 15)

Greg Bird, 1B
Expected return: TBD
Bird struggled to begin the season, then tore the plantar fascia in his left foot, landing on the injured list on April 16. Bird shed his walking boot and has been walking on an anti-gravity treadmill, but there remains no timetable for his return. Boone said on May 15 that it has been "slow going." (Updated: May 15)

Jacoby Ellsbury, OF
Expected return: TBD
Ellsbury has not played in a Major League game since October 2017 due to a series of injuries, the most prominent of which was arthroscopic surgery to repair his left hip labrum last August. He is no longer swinging a bat, and the Yankees are proceeding as though Ellsbury will not join them this season. (Updated: April 27)

Didi Gregorius, SS
Expected return: June or July
Gregorius has hit all of his necessary checkpoints as he recovers from Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, and he will play shortstop in an extended spring game on May 20. Asked about Gregorius’ timeline once he begins extended spring action, Boone said he thought it’d be shorter than a full seven weeks like regular Spring Training. (Updated: May 18)

Ben Heller, RHP
Expected return:
June
Heller had Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow last April and has been steadily recovering. The hurler has been cleared to face hitters in Tampa as he aims to become a depth option in New York, where he has compiled a 3.00 ERA over 19 appearances in 2016 and '17. (Updated: April 27)

Aaron Judge, RF
Expected return:
TBD
Judge sustained what the club has called "a significant strain" of his left oblique on April 20. Though the medical staff reports that Judge is improving, he continues to feel discomfort and is not ready to resume baseball activities. The team has not offered a timetable for his return. In the meantime, Judge has been active in the weight room while performing range-of-motion and lower body exercises. (Updated: May 14)

Jonathan Loaisiga, RHP
Expected return:
June/July
Loaisiga was diagnosed with a right rotator cuff strain after having an MRI on May 13. He is not expected to resume throwing for four weeks, which would be June 10. The Yankees placed Loaisiga on the 60-day injured list on May 14, and Boone has said that he could potentially return as a reliever once ready. (Updated: May 15)

Jordan Montgomery, LHP
Expected return: July
"Gumby" underwent Tommy John surgery on his pitching elbow last June and has been working toward potentially rejoining the Yankees' big league rotation after the All-Star break. He has been throwing bullpens in Tampa and continues to build strength and velocity, though he is not yet facing hitters. Boone said the Yankees expect Montgomery to be a realistic option in the second half of the season. (Updated: April 27)

James Paxton, LHP
Expected return: Possibly late May
Paxton received a cortisone injection to address left knee inflammation on May 4. The left-hander said that he still felt something in his left knee during his most recent bullpen session on May 17, but that he was not overly concerned by it. He’s scheduled for another bullpen on May 19. (Updated: May 18)

Luis Severino, RHP
Expected return: Second half
Initially sidelined with right rotator cuff inflammation in early March, Severino long-tossed for weeks but never felt comfortable enough to progress to a mound. An April 9 MRI revealed a Grade 2 strain of his right latissimus muscle. Severino is not expected to throw again until at least May 21, and general manager Brian Cashman said he would not expect the hurler to return until at least after the All-Star break. (Updated: May 5)

Giancarlo Stanton, OF
Expected return: May/June
Stanton sustained a Grade 1 biceps strain on March 31, which the Yankees say has completely healed. He is now dealing with a left shoulder strain that required a cortisone injection on April 25. Stanton has been taking at-bats against live pitching and performing defensive drills at the Yankees' complex in Tampa, and the hope is that he can begin a rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Tampa on May 20. (Updated: May 18)

Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Expected return: May/June
After not appearing in a big league game since July 2017, Tulowitzki sustained a left calf strain on April 3 in his fifth game of the season and landed on the injured list again. Tulowitzki began a rehab assignment with Class A Advanced Tampa and appeared to be nearing a return, but he had to deal with a new mild calf strain and was shut down -- but he is ready to begin hitting again and will start taking ground balls next week, according to Boone. (Updated: May 11)

Bryan Hoch has covered the Yankees for MLB.com since 2007. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch and Facebook.