Boss touts Yankees’ clubhouse tech for helping avoid 2023-like injuries

The Yankees are celebrating after Rizzo pulled a 2-1 walk-off win vs. the Tigers at Yankee Stadium on May 3, 2024.
Joe Najarian
Tuesday May 28, 2024

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The New York Yankees’ sustained excellence this season can be attributed to a secret weapon – cutting-edge clubhouse technology that has kept the team remarkably healthy, according to owner Hal Steinbrenner. While injuries have ravaged many clubs, the Bronx Bombers have remained largely unscathed, propelling them to the top of the AL East standings.

“Our injury numbers have been well below average, in stark contrast to the previous two out of five seasons when we were plagued by an alarming rash of setbacks,” Steinbrenner revealed in Manhattan.

However, the Yankees owner candidly admitted that he doesn’t fully grasp the intricacies of these innovative recovery and preventative measures. However, Steinbrenner emphatically vouched for their effectiveness, claiming the players have wholeheartedly embraced the cutting-edge facilities.

“It makes a difference,” he told. “We did a lot in the clubhouse, a lot of new technology: red light therapy, infrared saunas, hyperbaric chambers … Stuff that’s right over my head. But these players, they really, really like it. Maybe in some way, shape, or form, all that new technology is helping with the injury situation.”

The Yankees boss highlighted how outfitting the clubhouse with a slew of new technologies – red light therapy, infrared saunas, hyperbaric chambers – had benefited the players. Perhaps, in some shape or form, this investment in state-of-the-art recovery has been instrumental in mitigating injuries. The Yankees’ ability to deploy their full arsenal of talent has undoubtedly provided a considerable competitive advantage. While Steinbrenner may not comprehend the science behind it, he’s convincingly crediting the team’s preventative measures for their robust bill of health and scorching start.

Yankees have largely been free from injuries unlike 2023

Despite enduring a few notable injuries to key figures like Gerrit Cole, D.J. LeMahieu, and top prospect Jasson Dominguez before the season’s onset, the New York Yankees have defied the odds and emerged relatively unscathed compared to their rivals. Their success in weathering the initial injury storm can be attributed to the implementation of cutting-edge recovery and preventative technologies within the clubhouse, as touted by owner Hal Steinbrenner.

Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton during the Yankees' 8-0 victory over the San Diego Padres, on May 24, 2024.

While Steinbrenner admitted his lack of technical expertise regarding these innovative facilities, he wholeheartedly credits them for keeping the Yankees’ star-studded roster largely intact and firing on all cylinders through the season’s first two months. With a formidable 35-17 record, the Bronx Bombers have surged to a commanding 3.5-game lead over the pesky Baltimore Orioles in the ultra-competitive AL East.

Spearheading this torrid pace has been the lethal one-two punch of Aaron Judge and Juan Soto, who have seamlessly gelled into a daunting offensive juggernaut in the heart of the Yankees’ lineup. Their sustained dominance, bolstered by the team’s ability to sidestep the injury bug, has catapulted the franchise back into World Series contention after a disappointing 2023 campaign.

Despite losing their ace and a key infielder before a single pitch was thrown, the Yankees have refused to stumble, thanks in part to the franchise’s commitment to embracing cutting-edge recovery methods. While the technical intricacies may elude Steinbrenner’s grasp, the tangible results have been impossible to ignore, positioning the team as a formidable force poised to make a deep October run.

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One thought on “Boss touts Yankees’ clubhouse tech for helping avoid 2023-like injuries

  1. This article might be published today, but it was actually written at some point on Friday May 24. Unbelievable! Unprofessional. Misleading.

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