Despite their recent slip-up, the New York Yankees have been one of baseball’s best teams all year.
At 71-40, they still hold the best record in the American League, along with the Houston Astros.
The Yanks, however, have had to work their way through several hard-hitting injuries during their run this year.
Most of them were long term and forced them to change their plans in many cases.
“#Yankees injured list: – Michael King (elbow)* – Luis Severino (lat) – Giancarlo Stanton (Achilles) – Matt Carpenter (foot) – Chad Green (TJ)* – Luis Gil (TJ)* – Zack Britton (TJ) – Harrison Bader (foot) – Miguel Castro (shoulder – Stephen Ridings (shoulder) *out for the year,” SI.com’s Max Goodman tweeted.
#Yankees list of injured:
– Michael King (elbow)*
– Luis Severino (lat.)
– Giancarlo Stanton (Achilles)
– Matt Carpenter (foot)
– Chad Green (TJ)*
– Luis Gil (TJ)*
– Zack Britton (TJ)
– Harrison Bader (foot)
– Miguel Castro (shoulder
– Stephen Ridings (shoulder)
* released for the year
— Max Goodman (@MaxTGoodman) August 9, 2022
Green and King are two of the Yankees’ best backup arms, and losing them forced the team to go to the market and bring in Scott Effross and Lou Trivino.
Zack Britton, a veteran who has been part of the American League’s top flight for nearly a decade, is expected to return at some point in September, but no one knows if he’ll be healthy or good enough to help out.
This week, the Yankees suffered another crushing loss, this time in the positional player department: Matt Carpenter (.305/.412/.727 with 15 home runs) has a foot injury and will be out for weeks.
Homer slugger Giancarlo Stanton (24) should be back soon to bring his usual power, while trade deadline acquisition Harrison Bader could be back in September.
All things considered, the Yankees have been hit hard with injuries this year, but they’ve been able to overcome those issues for the most part.
However, they have lost seven of their last ten games, so their depth is still being tested.