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Here is when all the injured Yanks are due back

@BryanHoch
April 19, 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.

Miguel Andújar, 3B
Expected return: May (or Spring Training 2020)
Andujar is attempting to avoid season-ending surgery on his partially torn right labrum, which he injured while diving into third base on March 31 against the Orioles. Andujar feels no discomfort when swinging a bat, and has done so at 90 percent of his usual effort. Andujar made throws across the infield on Friday, and manager Aaron Boone said that he was "really encouraged" to see Andujar's arm strength intact. (Updated: April 19)

Dellin Betances, RHP
Expected return: June
Betances did not show his usual velocity during Spring Training, prompting the club to place him on the injured list after discovering a right shoulder impingement. Having received a cortisone injection on April 13, Betances expects to be cleared to resume throwing on May 4. From there, Betances could return to the Majors in three to four weeks. (Updated: April 19)

Greg Bird, 1B
Expected return: May or June
Having fallen behind Luke Voit on the depth chart at first base, Bird has struggled so far in 2019, hitting .171/.293/.257, with his lone solo home run accounting for his RBI total to date. Add in a tear in the plantar fascia of his left foot, and it's shaping up to be another disappointing campaign for the 26-year-old, who will wear a protective boot for a week to 10 days before being re-evaluated. (Updated: April 17)

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 reported to Spring Training on March 17, but has been limited to running on the field and "doing some stuff with tee and toss," according to Boone. (Updated: April 12)

Didi Gregorius, SS
Expected return: June, July or August
Gregorius tore his right ulnar collateral ligament in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Red Sox at Fenway Park, then played in the next two games before undergoing Tommy John surgery. Gregorius is hitting in the batting cages and making infield throws at the Tampa complex, and Boone said that Gregorius' recovery has "gone as planned" so far. (Updated: April 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 is throwing off bullpen mounds 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 12)

Aaron Hicks, CF
Expected return: May
Hicks initially complained of back discomfort on March 1. Two cortisone injections later, he was diagnosed with "chronic back pain," which limited him to the treadmill and core strengthening exercises. Hicks has since resumed throwing and swinging a bat. Hicks is traveling back to Tampa, where he expects to face live pitching this week. (Updated: April 19)

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 had returned to the mound by the end of Spring Training and continues to build strength and velocity in Tampa. (Updated: April 12)

Gary Sánchez, C
Expected return: Possibly April 21
Recovering from a left calf strain, Sanchez caught a bullpen, ran, hit and threw on the field Friday, but the Yankees want to see him catch a few innings in a Minor League rehab game. Boone said that Sanchez should be activated during their upcoming road trip. (Updated: April 19)

Luis Severino, RHP
Expected return:
July
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 the latissimus muscle on the right side of his body. Severino is not expected to throw again until at least May 21, pushing his best-case timetable to the All-Star break. (Updated: April 19)

Giancarlo Stanton, OF
Expected return: Late April/early May
Stanton sustained a Grade 1 strain of his left biceps swinging the bat on March 31 against the Orioles. He hit off a pitching machine again "with intensity" on Friday, according to Boone. Stanton will accompany the team to the West Coast, and though he'll probably need at least one Minor League rehab game, there is a chance he could play during the road trip. (Updated: April 19)

Troy Tulowitzki, SS
Expected return: May/June
Tulowitzki had not appeared in a big league game since July 2017. He played in five to open this season before landing on the injured list again, sustaining a left calf strain on April 3 against the Tigers. He ran, and took ground balls and on-field batting practice on Thursday, and ow head to the Player Development complex in Tampa, Fla. for further activities. (Updated: April 19)

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