Aaron Boone spills the beans on Yankees lineup reshuffle for Alex Verdugo’s return

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Amanda Paula
Tuesday April 30, 2024

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With a sense of uncertainty lingering, it remains unclear whether Alex Verdugo will return to the Yankees’ group this week. However, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone, speaking on a podcast, announced that outfielder Alex Verdugo may make his comeback in the coming days. This development is much anticipated, particularly after the team’s disappointing performance last Monday night

When will Alex Verdugo rejoin to the Yankees’ first team?

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In his weekly interview with Talkin Yanks, Boone indicated a potential timeline for Verdugo’s return, noting that he was placed on the paternity list prior to the series opener against the Baltimore Orioles. Boone suggested that Verdugo could be back in action by Thursday or Friday, where he would resume his role as cleanup hitter.

The change came over the weekend when Boone made adjustments to the lineup, which seemed to address their issues effectively. The Yankees responded by dominating the Brewers, scoring 15 runs across two consecutive games.

Boone shared, “So probably just Thursday or Friday I think. I haven’t talked to him today, so we’ll stay in communication and see when he’s able to get back.”

Unveiling Boone’s plans to draw on Alex Verdugo in the upcoming Yankees’ lineups

Throughout these two matchups, Alex Verdugo demonstrated his prowess and delivered a solid performance, effectively supporting his colleagues such as Aaron Judge and Anthony Rizzo—who was announced as the MLB player of the week—to shine even more.

Additionally, Boone revealed that he had discussed the lineup change with Anthony Rizzo the night before, indicating that Rizzo would switch positions with Verdugo. Interestingly, these changes proved accurate as Anthony Rizzo hit his 300th career home run while wearing the Yankees uniform during those days, contributing to the team’s victory by a significant margin.

While the Yankees grapple with Alex Verdugo’s absence, the Bronx Bombers are set to square off against the Orioles in Game 2, aiming to secure the top spot in the American League standings at Camden Yards. The game kicks-off at 6:45 p.m. Eastern Time and can be watched on MLB.tv and the Yes Network

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