New York Yankees have an entire winning lineup on the injured list

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1B – Luke Voit went on the 10-day injured list on Tuesday with a core muscle/sports hernia injury that may require surgery. He could be out of action upwards of six weeks.

The New York Yankees first baseman has been a revelation since his arrival from St. Louis slightly over a year ago. He has played 133 games in pinstripes since, with 701 plate appearances. In that time his slash line is .282/.378/.523/.901.

2B – DJ LeMahieu is arguably the Bronx Bombers MVP of 2019. Brian Cashman signed him to a two-year contract as a free agent in January. Quite frankly there were questions about where he would fit in long-term, despite his three gold gloves as a second baseman.

The answer is that LeMahieu has fit in almost everywhere. He has played first, second, and third base while leading the American League with a .332 batting average and hitting a career-high 15 home runs. New York’s 2019 all-star has been out since suffering a muscle strain against Boston over the weekend. He hasn’t played since but is likely ready to go at any time.

SS – Troy Tulowitzki retired recently week due to his most recent injury. He played a total of five games in pinstripes before being sidelined for the second time with a calf injury on May 1. The five-time all-star and double Silver Slugger Award winner was signed this winter with the intent of him filling in at shortstop for the first half of the season while incumbent Didi Gregorius recovered from Tommy John Surgery.

3B – Miguel Andujar literally knocked the cover off the ball in 2018. His .328 batting average with 25 home runs and 97 runs batted in was enough to earn him second place to Shohei Ohtani in American League Rookie of the Year voting.

Big things were expected of him in 2019, but his season was derailed almost as soon as it started. Andujar tore his labrum (cartilage in the shoulder socket) in the third game of the season diving into third base to avoid a pickoff throw. He tried to come back in May, and play through the injury, but couldn’t get the bat around well enough, going 3-for-34. After that, Andujar opted for season-ending surgery.