DJ LeMahieu back in the lineup despite problems with hip / groin | MCUTimes

DJ LeMahieu back in the lineup despite problems with hip / groin

BOSTON – Guard was the order of the day on Sunday when it came to DJ LeMahieu and what Aaron Boone had called “hip / groin” that kept the infielder out of Saturday’s lineup.

LeMahieu was back in Sunday’s game against the Red Sox – starting on third and striking out – but neither he nor Boone offered much in the way of details.

“I think it just affects him a little bit in general, you know, sometimes moving around, sometimes running,” Boone said. “I do not want to get too much into it, but it’s just something he has a little to do with and grind a little through or try to treat as best we can.”

LeMahieu, who hit .268 with a .712 OPS in 146 fights coming in on Sunday, simply said “I’m good” when asked how he felt.

He said the rest of the normal season – and the off-season, if the Yankees manage – will be about maintaining the discomfort.

What is it really?

“Not quite sure yet,” he said.

LeMahieu, 26-for-89 (.292) with a .711 OPS in his last 23 games on Sunday, well acknowledged that the hip / groin problem-he had an MRI that the team “talked about right now” -has limited him to “move around” in the field.

LeMahieu said he does not expect to feel 100% the rest of the season and that the discomfort is something he will just try to cope with as best he can the rest of the way.

“I just told them that, let’s worry about it after the season,” he said.

Is out-of-season surgery an option?

“I’m not sure yet,” LeMahieu said.

He said the discomfort is something he has been dealing with “for a while, but I feel like it has not felt good the last few weeks.”

How has it affected him?

“I’m not moving that fast,” LeMahieu said, before smiling. “Not that I’m the fastest out there, but it’s a bit limiting, but it’s not the time for the season to rest a bunch. We’ll just keep rolling with it and worry about it after the season … Hopefully. the better, but it is not. “

Rotation set to Toronto

Boone revealed the Yankees’ rotation for this week’s important three-game series against the Blue Jays, which begins Tuesday at Rogers Center. Jameson Taillon, out since Sept. 7 with a tear in a tendon in his right ankle, walks Tuesday followed by Gerrit Cole on Wednesday and Corey Kluber on Thursday. Boone said Nestor Cortes Jr., who allowed two runs and four hits in 4 1/3 innings in Saturday’s 5-3 win over the Red Sox, is likely to start the series opener against the Rays on Friday at the stadium. The Rays won the AL East title on Saturday, but are still trying to get the American Leagues No. 1 seed.

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