January 26, 2021

DJ LeMahieu’s thumb injury puts damper on Yankees’ win over Red Sox (New York Post)


The Yankees picked up another win Saturday night, but it came with another costly injury.

DJ Lemahieu left Saturday’s 11-5 victory over the reeling Red Sox with a sprained left thumb suffered on an awkward swing.

So far, though, nothing has slowed the Yankees’ offense.

On Saturday, they belted three homers — including one from Gary Sanchez, who’s homered in three straight games — and another from Clint Frazier.

Frazier has been on fire since being recalled from the alternate site in Scranton. He’s 7-for-11 with five extra-base hits and added five RBIs on Saturday, highlighting the Yankees’ eighth win in a row over Boston.

It was also the Yankees’ fourth consecutive victory overall, but they were forced to deal with another blow to an offense that’s already sent Aaron Judge (right calf) and Giancarlo Stanton (left hamstring) to the IL.

Frazier, Mike Tauchman and others have made up for the absence of Judge and Stanton. It remains to be seen how long the Yankees will have to be without LeMahieu and how they’ll contend with that loss.

DJ LeMahieu (left) was forced to leave the game with a sprained left thumb, putting a damper on the Yankees' 11-5 win over the Red Sox in which Gary Sanchez hit another homer.
DJ LeMahieu (left) was forced to leave the game with a sprained left thumb, putting a damper on the Yankees’ 11-5 win…

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