DJ LeMahieu nearing return, set for 4 rehab games in Brooklyn

Bridgewater, New Jersey – After splitting a six-game slate with Portland last week, the Patriots pack their bags and make the over-300-mile trip north to New Hampshire for the second time this season to face the Fisher Cats for the third of their four scheduled regular season meetings this year. Somerset sits in third place just 2 games behind first place Binghamton at 19-19 overall while the Blue Jays affiliate sits in last place in the Northeast division with a 16-26 mark. The Patriots are 5-6 in their two previous matchups this season against the Cats as the two clubs get set to open a seven-game series beginning Tuesday night at Delta Dental Field in Manchester.
Amanda Paula
Tuesday May 21, 2024

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According to NJ.com, DJ LeMahieu, the Yankees’ third baseman, is set to complete his rehab with four more games this week for High-A Hudson Valley in Brooklyn. He is expected to come off the injured list and make his season debut next Tuesday night in Anaheim, California.

Dj LeMahieu, who has recovered from a non-displaced fracture in his right foot, is playing rehab games without any setbacks and feels ready to return to the field.

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DJ Lemahieu in action for the Yankees
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Starting Tuesday night, DJ LeMahieu will play four rehab games in Brooklyn with the High-A Hudson Valley Renegades. He will then join the Yankees next week during their West Coast trip.

After playing with Double-A Somerset last Friday and Sunday, LeMahieu is scheduled for games with Hudson Valley on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. He will travel to Southern California on Sunday night or Monday, aiming to start at third base next Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim.

By the end of the weekend, DJ LeMahieu is anticipated to have enough plate appearances and innings to be ready for Major League action. During his pre-game news conference on Tuesday, Manager Aaron Boone noted that LeMahieu had several live at-bats in Tampa last week. With the upcoming games, he is projected to accumulate around 30-plus at-bats. Boone also discussed the timeline for LeMahieu’s return and provided an update on Tommy Kahnle, as mentioned on Talkin Yanks.

DJ LeMahieu’s injury occurred on March 16 during a spring training game when he fouled a pitch off his right foot. His only game since spring training was a brief appearance with Somerset on April 23, which led to another brief shutdown due to discomfort. He was 2-for-3 with three walks in his two Double-A rehab games last weekend.

Boone emphasized that the rehab games are crucial for LeMahieu to adjust physically and mentally to playing again, noting that the experience will help him prepare for the higher level of pitching he will face next week.

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