NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees want a primary baseman. They’d favor to have the one they envisioned enjoying the place coming into the season.
Greg Hen has missed the final two-plus months resulting from a slightly mysterious ankle damage. The ailment has left a critical void in New York’s lineup.
Fowl was anticipated again from the ailment some time in the past, however suffered a setback throughout a rehab task. Although subsequent checks confirmed no issues with the ankle, Fowl stored complaining of ache. The Yankees hinted that the 24-yr-previous might bear exploratory surgical procedure, after which reportedly began exploring potential trades.
Now it seems a transfer will not be mandatory. Fowl visited a specialist on Monday in New York Metropolis and has since been taking batting apply with the Yankees’ Class A membership on Staten Island. The hope is he’ll start a rehab stint quickly.
Hen missed all of final season resulting from a shoulder damage suffered early in 2015. He had an incredible spring coaching, however fouled a pitch off his ankle throughout an exhibition recreation towards Atlanta late in March after which limped by way of a 6-for-60 begin on the plate as soon as the video games began to rely.
In Hen’s absence, the Bombers have trotted Chris Carter, Tyler Austin, Rob Refsnyder, and Ji-Man Choi on the market, however they’ve been unable to get the job finished. Carter was ultimately designated for task twice and is now out of the group, and Austin performed in simply 4 video games earlier than struggling a hamstring pressure that would maintain him out for a substantial period of time.
The 4 have mixed to hit .188 with eleven house runs and 32 RBIs in ninety video games, horrible numbers for an influence manufacturing place.
New York began the season 21-9 and reached its excessive-water mark on June 12 (38-23), however has since misplaced 18 of 25 and went into this week’s All-Star break three 1/2 video games behind Boston within the AL East.
The Yankees resume play Friday towards the Pink Sox at Fenway Park.