- Height / Weight
- 6' 3" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/13/1991 (28)
New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit (hernia) had surgery to repair core-muscle injuries, according to general manager Brian Cashman. Voit was having a fantastic year in pinstripes before a hernia knocked him out for most of August. The 28-year-old slugger finished the year hitting .263/.378/.464 with a career-high 21 home runs and 62 RBI in 118 contests for the Yanks. His power is intriguing for fantasy owners in a stacked lineup, but it remains to be seen how much playing time he'll get in 2020. The Yankees have other options in DJ LeMahieu and Greg Bird if he can stay healthy.
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez and first baseman Luke Voit are not in the team's lineup Wednesday. It should be a standard off day for both, including Voit's first day off since returning from his sports hernia last week. Austin Romine is catching and batting eighth while Edwin Encarnacion takes first base batting cleanup with Mike Ford the designated hitter batting fifth. Also, Brett Gardner is leading off for the first time since August 17. The Yankees face Lance Lynn of the Texas Rangers, but that short right field porch is always a factor. Any left handed hitter, especially Gardner leading off, are viable DFS play options in slates that feature this 6:35 game.
The New York Yankees activated first baseman Luke Voit (hernia) from the 10-day injured list on Friday and placed third baseman Giovanny Urshela (groin) on the injured list in a corresponding move. Voit has been out for a month due to a sports hernia, but he should return to an everyday role and a .278/.392/.493 slash line with 16 doubles, 19 home runs and 54 RBI on the season. Urshela leads all Yankees hitters with a .924 OPS and has been a pleasant surprise as a utility infielder while the team has dealt with a plethora of injuries in 2019. DJ LeMahieu should see most of the starts at the hot corner with Urshela out. He's played at an MVP level this year.