Luke Voit and some others considered it would not choose DJ LeMahieu prolonged to get completely ready for the forthcoming 60-video game typical year that opens Thursday.
LeMahieu claimed to the Yankees on Friday following screening unfavorable two times for COVID-19 and the sleek-swinging 2nd baseman was in Aaron Boone’s lineup Sunday night versus the Mets at Yankee Stadium in a 6- exhibition earn.
Although the Mets performed Saturday night time, LeMahieu worked out at the Stadium and did very well plenty of for Boone to commence the Yankees’ most full hitter at 2nd base and direct him off.
“I realized right after [Saturday’s] exercise he was leaning to wanting to be in there,’’ Boone mentioned through a Zoom call Sunday afternoon. “When he woke up [Sunday] morning he texted me that he was experience great.’’
That led to a huddle with Michael Schuk, the Yankees’ director of athletics medication and rehabilitation, LeMahieu and Boone.
“We type of went through and sort of mapped out a small bit of a system relocating ahead and [Sunday] appeared to make some feeling,’’ Boone claimed.
Boone was impressed with LeMahieu, who went -for-2 and was changed by Thairo Estrada at the start off of the best of the fourth.
“He appeared very good, smoked the ball his initial time, kind of the usual DJ again up the center and caught the pitcher and bought to 3-2 his following at-bat,’’ Boone reported. “Opportunity to get out there and see pitches. For not owning any reside at-bats yet he just seemed like DJ. You had that emotion that when he was in the box he was going to lay the barrel on it. I believed a beneficial action for him.”
The larger situation is will LeMahieu, 32, be built up adequate to be in the Opening Working day lineup from Nationals correct-hander Max Scherzer?
“It’s a chance, I really don’t know if it is sensible or not,’’ LeMahieu explained Saturday about staying ready for the initially match. “It’s up to the trainers and [Boone]. I believe it will be pretty near. If not Opening Working day, the to start with couple video games. For me, it is going to be are living at-bats.’’