LeMahieu has fracture in foot, will be reevaluated in 2 weeks

March 30th, 2024

HOUSTON -- has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of his right foot that could keep the veteran third baseman out of action for several more weeks, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on Saturday.

LeMahieu underwent a second MRI on Friday in Tampa, Fla., that revealed the fracture on the top of his foot, sustained when he fouled off a ball on March 16. An initial MRI taken following the injury proved inconclusive due to swelling.

Boone said LeMahieu will be re-imaged in two weeks and that while an April return is possible, LeMahieu’s progress will be determined by his pain tolerance.

LeMahieu hit in the batting cages on Friday, according to Boone, though the Yankees do not want him to rush back from the injury. LeMahieu was significantly hampered by a right foot injury in 2022.

“It’s added concern, which is why we’re not pushing it,” Boone said. “It’s not something that he’s going to play through. He’s going to be 100 percent. I think the sense is that it should be, over time here, fine.”

Oswaldo Cabrera has started the Yankees’ first three games of the season at third base in place of LeMahieu. Cabrera notched his first career four-hit performance in Friday’s 7-1 victory over the Astros.