Luke Voit tearing it up in minors with Yankees return imminent

Luke Voit is on track to join the Yankees on Tuesday against the Rays, if all goes according to plan.

Luke Voit is on track to join the Yankees on Tuesday against the Rays, if all goes according to plan.

The first baseman, coming back from knee surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus, homered and doubled Sunday in his fifth game of a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He served as the DH on Sunday, after playing seven innings at first base Saturday, and was batting 7-for-18 with three home runs.

“He obviously is an impact hitter, an impact bat and just adds a little bit more length and a little bit more heaviness to our lineup,” Boone said. “It’ll be good to get him back. Feel like he’s in a good spot physically. He’s been able to rack up a lot of live at-bats here this past week.”

The Yankees opened up a roster spot for Voit after Sunday’s game by optioning Miguel Andujar back to Triple-A. He went 0-for-9 in three games.


Gio Urshela could also return to the lineup Tuesday after sitting out the Nationals series with a knee injury suffered Thursday against the Astros.

Urshela was on the field Sunday morning with Rougned Odor (knee sprain), doing agility drills, playing catch and taking ground balls in the infield. They were also scheduled to take swings.

Odor, who went on the injured list Wednesday, “feels good,” Boone said. His progression was going to be determined based on how he came through Sunday’s pregame work.


Aaron Hicks went down in pain after fouling a ball off his shin in the eighth inning Sunday, but stayed in the game.

“Hopefully it’s not something too serious,” Boone said.

This story originally appeared on: NyPost - Author:Greg Joyce

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