11:50pm: Bader is predicted to overlook no less than “a couple of weeks,” Boone stated after tonight’s win over the Mariners (relayed by Chris Kirschner of the Athletic).
8:20pm: The Yankees positioned middle fielder Harrison Bader on the 10-day injured listing with a proper hamstring pressure earlier than this night’s recreation in Seattle. New York additionally optioned catcher Ben Rortvedt to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Fellow backstop Jose Trevino has been activated from his personal IL stint, whereas Franchy Cordero was recalled to take Bader’s spot within the outfield.
Bader’s IL placement comes as little shock. Supervisor Aaron Boone acknowledged it was a chance this morning after Bader had left final evening’s recreation. He underwent an MRI this morning. It’s not clear how important the pressure is or how lengthy the Yankees count on him to be sidelined, however he’ll be out for no less than per week and a half.
It’s the second time this 12 months wherein Bader has landed on the shelf. He missed the primary month of the season with an indirect pressure. Since returning, he’s been one in all New York’s finest gamers. Bader is hitting .267/.295/.511 with six homers and stolen bases apiece in 26 video games. He’s paired that with characteristically glorious protection over his 205 1/3 innings of middle area work. When wholesome, Bader has proven the power to be a really productive two-way outfielder. He’s sadly been no stranger to the IL, although, as he’s but to surpass 427 MLB plate appearances in a season.
That mixture of productiveness however a checkered damage historical past will make Bader an attention-grabbing free agent case subsequent winter. Alongside Cody Bellinger and the older Kevin Kiermaier, he’s slated to prime the middle area class. His market will clearly be decided largely by how shortly he makes his return and his type down the stretch.
Aaron Decide acquired the majority of the middle area work final time Bader was on the shelf. Greg Allen, who wasn’t on the roster final month, is getting the nod there tonight. Decide is in proper area with Isiah Kiner-Falefa manning left in opposition to Seattle righty Logan Gilbert.