April 18, 2021

Yankees hoping Luke Voit will be back ‘sometime in May’ (New York Post)


Aaron Boone said Saturday Luke Voit is expected back “hopefully sometime in May. We’ll see how the next weeks unfold.”

Voit underwent surgery Monday to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee that had bothered him throughout spring training.

According to Boone, the “surgery went as expected” and the first baseman is rehabbing on a stationary bike.

If the process goes smoothly, Voit will be shut down from baseball activities for another two weeks or so and could return in a “4-6 week scenario,” which would put him in early May.

Jay Bruce made his second straight start at first base Saturday and had a key two-run single in the Yankees’ 5-3 win over the Blue Jays. Mike Tauchman continues to work at the position in case he’s needed there.

Tauchman said he’s been a full-time outfielder since high school, though he played some first base while in summer ball in college.

Luke Voit
Luke Voit
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Still, he’s up for the challenge.

“It was kind of in play before Luke’s injury and become more on the frontburner since,’’ Tauchman said. “I can only play four positions, so I might as well play…

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