Last Updated on November 9, 2023 at 10:15 pm by Amanda Cunha
The New York Yankees are facing yet another potential injury setback in the outfield, which is the last thing they need at this point. Jake Bauers, an outfielder for the Yankees, suffered a minor injury while diving for a ball in a game against the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday night, according to manager Aaron Boone.
Boone couldn’t provide a definitive answer to reporters about Bauers’ availability for the Yankees’ series finale against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night. He also mentioned that Jack Bauers was scheduled to undergo an MRI for his shoulder injury. It’s interesting to note that Jake Bauers had previously injured his right knee in a game against the Rangers, resulting in a 2-0 loss for the Yankees, back in April.
Jack Bauers has been a pleasant surprise for the Yankees during what has been a disappointing 2023 season so far, with the MLB All-Star break approaching.
Among Yankees players who have played more than 22 games, Bauers holds the second-highest OPS at .782, trailing only Aaron Judge, whose OPS stands at 1.078. Bauers has been filling in for Judge, the reigning AL MVP, who is currently sidelined indefinitely with a toe injury.
The Yankees’ outfield has been plagued by injuries, with the top three outfielders missing significant playing time. Harrison Bader, the team’s second-best position player when healthy, has been on the injured list twice. Giancarlo Stanton has only appeared in 38 games due to a hamstring injury, and his OPS sits surprisingly low at .661.
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