The New York Yankees could really use an injection of Luke Voit in the not-so-distant future, especially after losing second baseman/spark plug Rougned Odor to a knee sprain (could’ve been worse!) in a nasty collision Tuesday night.
Well, they’re in luck, as Voit is not only rehabbing with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, but he’s also hitting absolute tanks.
Does he look 100%? Well…to the untrained eye, no.
It’s going to take at least four or five more rehab games before Voit is “cleared,” and they’re going to start ramping up his fielding drills, but there’s a definite gimp in his step at the moment.
We’re only a month and a week removed from Voit’s surgery to repair a torn meniscus, so this isn’t shocking per se.
Still, there’s a difference between rehabbing and “pushing it,” and we’re still not entirely confident in those legs.
Entirely confident in the bat, though. Thanks for asking. Watch this one FLY.
Yankees star Luke Voit’s bat is already back at 100%.
We could use that bat immediately. Only problem is Giancarlo Stanton has the DH spot, uh, locked down mid-hot streak, so we’re going to need Voit to be fully functional (or close to it) at first base, too.
This bat with those legs remains an upgrade on Mike Ford and the retired Jay Bruce. We’ll take it. We’re not going to act like we’re above it. Still, though, the gait could be smoother.
Voit wasn’t the only familiar Yankee to go deep in the early innings of this contest.
One batter later, Miguel Andújar himself left the yard on a helicopter out to left field.
If Odor’s injury ends up lasting a bit longer than 10 days and the Yankees get tired of Mike Ford’s bench contributions, we wouldn’t be shocked if Voit and Andújar get promoted around the same time, with Albert Abreu heading in the other direction.
Of course, the moonshots help, too.