Yankees get encouraging injury updates on Kahnle and Trivino rehabs, but LeMahieu’s slow-healing foot fracture may delay return

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The New York Yankees have been struggling to find healthy players since last year, as the nightmarish injuries have conflated with the pressure on their shoulders, making them try to find a solution back and forth. Thus, the theme of injury updates has derailed the press conference a little bit, but manager Aaron Boone took the opportunity to make outlooks about DJ LeMahieu, Lou Trivino, and Tommy Kahnle.

Boone’s positive Kahnle shoulder progress report

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Prior to the 5-4 winning over the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees Manager Aaron Boone received encouraging updates from sidelined reliever Tommy Kahnle over the weekend via text messages. Kahnle, who started the season on the injured list due to lingering shoulder inflammation from the previous year, expressed optimism about his physical condition. Despite setbacks in his throwing program earlier this month, Kahnle believes he’s making significant progress toward a return to action.

Boone shared the updates ahead of Sunday’s matchup against the Rays at Yankee Stadium, highlighting Kahnle’s positive outlook. The reliever’s next steps include one more bullpen session, potentially scheduled for either Sunday or Monday, before facing live batters. From there, he will continue to build strength in preparation for a rehab assignment.

DJ Lemahieu may delay return

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In addition to Kahnle’s progress, Boone provided updates on several other Yankees‘ injured players as DJ Lemahieu. As the player has dealing with a non-displaced fracture in his right foot, experienced a setback in his rehab schedule due to slower-than-expected healing. Originally slated to start his rehab assignment on Friday, LeMahieu’s return was delayed, with plans now set for Tuesday. However, adjustments may occur based on his recovery progress.

“Monday’s an off day [for minor-league affiliates], so he’ll start Tuesday,” Boone said. “Then again, I thought he was starting this weekend, so that’s the hope, that’s the thought and that’s my sense.”

DJ LeMahieu‘s return from a foot injury has been further delayed after a recent MRI revealed the non-displaced fracture hasn’t healed as expected by the Yankees. LeMahieu was originally scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on Friday, but that plan has been pushed back.

In this upcoming week, the only Yankees affiliate playing home games is High-A Hudson Valley. However, LeMahieu will likely join Double-A Somerset for their road series against the Phillies’ Double-A affiliate in Reading, Pennsylvania, which is about a two-hour drive from Yankee Stadium.

Earlier this week in Toronto, LeMahieu stated he doesn’t anticipate needing more than five rehab games. It’s uncertain if Thursday’s MRI results have altered that projected timeline for his return to the Yankees.

Positive updates on Trivino

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For the other hand, Lou Trivino, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, is reportedly making positive strides in his recovery. Boone anticipates Trivino will face live hitters in a few weeks as he continues his rehabilitation.

Even when we were in spring, a couple of his bullpens that I was able to see were really encouraging,” Boone said. “I believe he’s a couple of weeks from lives, so then you start ramping up from there.”

In February, the Yankees secured the re-signing of Trivino. The right-handed pitcher underwent elbow surgery during the previous season, with anticipation mounting for his return this summer as long as he maintains steady progress in his throwing regimen.

Other updates

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone isn’t getting the injury news he’d hoped for with updates on two key players.

Young infield prospect Oswald Peraza is making progress in his rehab program for a shoulder strain. However, Boone revealed Peraza’s throwing program still needs a few more weeks before he can rejoin the team. This delay puts a damper on Peraza’s chances of grabbing a starting infield role early in the season.

Meanwhile, pitcher Scott Effross is facing additional hurdles in his recovery. After undergoing both Tommy John and back surgery last year, Effross is now dealing with lingering back problems. While Boone acknowledged Effross is lagging behind others in his recovery, he reassured reporters that the pitcher is still making steady progress.

Boone’s updates shed light on the Yankees’ ongoing efforts to restore their roster to full strength amid early-season challenges. As the team navigates injuries and setbacks, the progress of Kahnle and others offers hope for a stronger lineup in the weeks ahead.

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