Latest Yankees injury updates on Benintendi, Montas, and Marinaccio

Ron Marinaccio is playing for the New York Yankees
John Allen
Tuesday October 18, 2022

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NEW YORK — The latest Yankees injury update shows their three injured stars are doing rehab at Tampa. As the team is fighting to fend off the Guardians’ ALDS challenge, the trio is progressing well at the Yankees’ player development center.

Andrew Benintendi who plays in left field is recovering after a wrist injury that required him to undergo hamate surgery. “He had a shot in his wrist the other day,” Boone said, without specifying what kind of shot, “He was getting some residual pain stuff. He’s hit off (the high-velocity pitching machine). I don’t know that he’s taken live at-bats yet.”

Reliever Ron Marinaccio had a shin injury. Marinaccio has been having pain in his left shin because of stress. Starting pitcher Frankie Montas is trying to get back on track from a shoulder problem. Frankie Montas has been having trouble with an injury to his shoulder. Both pitchers have practiced with real batters in Tampa.

“They would both potentially be in play,” Boone told.

If the Yankees beat the Guardians in Game 5 of the ALDS on Tuesday night, they will head to Houston to meet the Astros in the AL Championship Series.

OCTOBER BASEBALL: The Yankees will play Game 5 of the ALDS against Cleveland tonight at Yankee Stadium. This will be their 23rd time playing in the ALDS, and they have won 13 of their previous 22 ALDS games. This is their 58th trip to the playoffs in their 120-year history, which is 48.3%. It is also their sixth straight trip to the playoffs (since 2017) and 24th trip to the playoffs in the last 28 years (since 1995).

ALL ON THE LINE: The Yankees will play a Game 5 in the ALDS for the 11th time in their history. They are 5-5 in those games (won in 1981, 2000-01, 2012, and 2017; lost in 1995, 1997, 2005, 2011, and 2020) and have won two of their last three and four of their last seven ALDS Game 5′s. Tonight will be their 31st “winner-take-all” game in the history of the club. They are 15-15 in these games and have won three of the last six since 2017 and four of the last eight since 2012.

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