Injuries & Roster Moves: Voit returns

June 22nd, 2021

Keep track of the Yankees' recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

ROSTER MOVES

June 22: 1B reinstated from 10-day injured list
In a six-game Minor League rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Somerset last week, Voit went 8-for-19 (.421) with two homers and seven RBIs. His season was delayed by left knee surgery, and his return lasted just 12 games before a right oblique strain forced him back to the IL on May 27. Per manager Aaron Boone, Voit is “built up and should be ready to roll.”

June 20: 1B optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Gittens was sent back down to Triple-A after he completed the last out of a triple play in the Yankees’ 2-1 win over the A’s on Sunday, which opened up a roster spot for the return of first baseman Luke Voit. Since being called up on June 5, Gittens went 2-for-21 in 10 games, but those two hits were memorable: his first career Major League homer and a pinch-hit two-run single.

INJURY UPDATES

Day to day

None.

10-day IL

RHP (right rotator cuff strain)
Expected return: July
O'Day tossed from the bullpen mound on Saturday and the Yankees announced that he began a Minor League rehab assignment on Tuesday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. (Last updated: June 21)

LHP (right hamstring strain)
Expected return: July
Wilson has been tossing from the bullpen mound and threw a "touch and feel" on Sunday. The Yankees announced that he also began a Minor League rehab assignment with Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday. (Last updated: June 21)

60-day IL

RHP (right subscapular strain)
Expected return: July or August
Kluber is in a throwing program, though his workload has not advanced beyond playing catch at distances of 60 feet. Kluber’s tossing sessions have taken place almost daily, tacked on to a weight-room program. He played catch on the field on Saturday. (Last updated: June 19)

RHP (recovery from Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Late July/early August
Severino sustained a Grade 2 strain of his right groin during a Minor League rehab start for High-A Hudson Valley on June 12. He played catch and performed agility exercises on the field at Yankee Stadium on Saturday and said that he is feeling “better.” Manager Aaron Boone added Sunday that Severino has been able to do "more symptom- [and] pain-free things than he and us even expected at this point.” (Last updated: June 20)

RHP (right elbow strain)
Expected return: August or September
Schmidt has thrown several bullpen sessions at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa, Fla., using all of his pitches. Manager Aaron Boone said Schmidt is "really close" to facing hitters in a live batting-practice session, the precursor to a Minor League rehab stint, and is "moving in the right direction." (Last updated: June 20)

OF (torn tendon sheath in left wrist)
Expected return: 2022
Following a brief course of anti-inflammatories, Hicks opted for surgery to repair his left wrist, a procedure which is expected to be season-ending and will include four to six months of recovery time. The surgery was performed on May 26 by Dr. Donald Sheridan in Scottsdale, Ariz. (Last updated: May 27)