The Yankees (78-46) are facing a lot of mishaps recently, with a few of losses their way lately they have been losing their edge and have fallen back in AL East with Red Sox in lead. Then there is a month in season-ending and a new beginning is on its way.
Let us see what becomes of Yankees in coming season when August rolls into September. As far as the Batting is concerned the Yankees roster is in a desperate need to add in some players. Injuries happen when you play sports but the consequences of these injuries that the teams have to face are where the concern lies. With Didi Gregorius suffering from a noteworthy left heel bruise it is obvious he is not in a position to play for the team for a few days or even weeks there is no say in this regard. The loss of Gregorius leaves Yankees in another pitfall as Aaron Judge’s chip fracture in his right wrist is already taken a toll on them, he seemed to not recover in the time Yankees were hoping for. Then there is Gary Sanchez also on DL with a strain in his groin granting he is expected to play some rehab games in Tampa this week. Also, there is Giancarlo Stanton who has a tight left hamstring.
“I do not [feel pressure to make a deal],” Cashman said. “Injuries are part of the game and you have to rely on your entire roster. Not operating at full capacity is not unusual. … We are never not open-minded to alternatives. We are constantly looking at the waiver wire and weighing it against what we have internally.”
With all of these in DL and no significant date as to when they’ll return would it be possible to add in a player before the 31st of August? Which is the last date to add any player in the postseason roster?
Brian Cashman said, “We have claimed a lot of guys, but we have not been eligible on anybody.”
The Yankees have been making some claims here and there but as far as the award of these claims is concerned there have been none. The reason is their second rank in League as said so by General Manager Brian Cashman himself, “Because of our record, it’s unrealistic to think we would add a substantial player,” Cashman said.
Also, the possible players to land are not so much of a good deal.
As for the pitching roster, there are chances of many pitchers making their return to the team for gameplay over the end of this reason like starting pitchers including Chance Adams who has struggled against Boston in his five innings and three-run debut, Domingo German who has been on DL since July 26th due to a bicep tightness is expected to be back on mound soon and Jonathan Loaisiga who has been pitching recently and getting better at handling things he has thrown 11/3 innings for Double-A Trenton on Friday and Luis Cessa will also be making a return.
Domingo Acevedo who has been on DL since July 28th from arm soreness after his promotion on July 21st will begin rehab soon. George Kontos and Ryan Bollinger also might get called.
Let see as the new season begins where it leaves the Yankees stand.