Yankees injury latest: Matt Carpenter, LeMahieu to return for Texas series

Yankees injury latest update on Lemahieu's return in Texas

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The New York Yankees’ injury-riddled lineup was a thing of the past and they are now eager to welcome their injured stars to the active roster. The team expects to see infielders DJ LeMahieu and Matt Carpenter to return to play their final series of this season against the Texas Rangers, according to the latest Yankees injury updates.

The Yankees are going to end their regular season at Arlington when they will play the Rangers on October 5. Fans expect Yankees’ injury problems during the season to put them at an advantage in the playoffs, as many of the injured players are set to return after a long rest.

LeMahieu hasn’t played since September 4 and went to the Yankees injury list because of a toe inflammation. But he is accompanying the team, as they have started their series against the Blue Jays in Toronto. The Yankees had high hopes for LeMahieu to come back for this series, but there is no clarity in the latest Yankees injury updates if he will get a place in the starting lineup in Toronto.

Still, manager Aaron Boone was hopeful that he would come back. He told reporters,

“I think he’s going to come back in some way, shape or form, and then we’ll see what we’ve got.”

LeMahieu told reporters last week that his toe felt a little better and that he would keep trying to get back. He said of his condition:

“I don’t think it’s really going to go away at this point. Just be ready and let them know how I feel. I’ll be ready when that time comes.”

LeMahieu has played in 120 games this season. He has hit 12 home runs and hit .262/.358/.381 (112 OPS+). Baseball Reference’s calculations said that his contributions were worth 3.6 Wins Above Replacement.

Matt Carpenter, on the other hand, hasn’t played since Aug. 8, when a foul ball broke his foot. The latest Yankees injury updates indicate they still see the final series of the season against the Texas Rangers next week as a possible time for him to come back. Boone said that the Yankees have a long way to go before they can say for sure if that’s possible.

Before he suffered his injury, Carpenter was one of the most pleasant shocks of the season. In 47 games, he had a batting line of .305/.412/.727 (217 OPS+), and he had hit 15 home runs.

As of Monday, the Yankees had a record of 94-58 for the 2022 season. If they beat the Blue Jays on Monday, they will become the AL East champions, and a home run by Aaron Judge is going to make the slugger stand alongside Roger Maris for maximum 61 homers in a single AL season.

Do you see the latest Yankees injury updates as a positive sign before they head to the postseason?

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