Corey Kluber and Luke Voit face lengthy layoffs; Latest news on Giancarlo Stanton, Zack Britton, more –

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To steal a replica of “The Hangover Part II” …

It still happens.

Of course.

Three years in a row, non-stop injuries have become a major scenario for the Yankees.

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Just Wednesday alone, a day when the Yankees were raining, Aaron Hicks was due to undergo surgery which could be the end of the season, Giancarlo Stanton’s return was delayed for at least another day, shoulder strain of Corey Kluber turned into a layoff of at least eight weeks and, from the rookie, Luke Voit has another major injury.

When Kluber and Voit are officially placed on the injured list on Thursday, nine players will be sidelined. The season is not over by a third and 14 players will have been on the IL for 16 stints.

The Yankees set an MLB record in 2019 with 30 IL players (for 36 stints), and that’s already in jeopardy. In last season’s 60-game season, it was more or less the same with 18 IL relays for 16 players.

This year had to be different. That’s what Yankees general manager Brian Cashman preached last season and in the winter. He was confident that the second year with new performance coach Eric Cressey in charge of the coaching staff would result in fewer injuries.

Maybe the third year.

“I know a lot of teams are grappling with the injury bug, so are we now,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. “We try to live in the present and try to do whatever we can to get the best out of our guys, but also make sure whenever we can try to prevent this stuff from happening.

Here are updates on injured Yankees players:

ZACK BRITTON, LHP

Injury: Elbow surgery on March 15 to remove a bone chip.

Missed games: 48.

Status: List of 60-day wounded. Eligible for return on May 31.

The last: Britton hasn’t had any problems since shutting down for a few days last week with elbow pain. He was due to launch a second enclosure in three days on Wednesday. If he’s out of a backhand, he’ll start a rehab game with the Patriots Double-A Somerset on Saturday, then pitch again for them next Tuesday and Friday and Sunday. After that, he may be ready to be activated from the IL, or to initiate one or two other minor league outings.

Projected yield: June 8 or June 10.

Boone Update: “We’ll take as long as we / he feels he’s ready to come back and be Zack Britton.”

* * *

COREY KLUBER, RHP

Injury: Subscapular strain in the right shoulder.

Missed games: 0.

Status: Will be placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.

The last: Kluber will be stopped from throwing a minimum of four weeks and then will need a minimum build-up of four weeks depending on the MRI results he had on Wednesday. He has scheduled another MRI with dye for Thursday that could reveal a more extensive injury, such as a tear in his shoulder that could end his season.

Projected yield: End of July, beginning of August at the earliest.

Boone Update: “Getting this news is certainly a tough and frustrating blow obviously, but the next thing to do is go back to get the more invasive MRI to hopefully rule out anything else and find out exactly what we have. case so we can set the course to try. and get it back.

* * *

AARON HICKS, CF

Injury: Torn sheath that holds the tendon of the left wrist in place.

Missed games: 12.

Status: List of wounded from 10 days to May 16 (retroactive to May 13).

The last: Hicks was due to have wrist surgery on Wednesday which could end his season.

Projected yield: September, October or 2022.

Boone Update: “Let’s go through the surgery and see what they say about a potential schedule and whether that puts a season-end point on the line or not. It is probably too early to speculate on this. But it’s going to take a while.

* * *

RYAN LAMARRE, FROM

Injury: Right hamstring blow.

Missed games: 5.

Status: List of wounded from 10 days to May 20.

The last: LaMarre has suffered a severe strain that will likely put him away for at least several weeks.

Projected yield: End of June at the earliest.

Boone Update: “He’s still quite a distance away, but he’s making very good progress, maybe even better than we expected.

* * *

DARREN O’DAY, RHP

Injury: Stress of the right rotator cuff.

Missed games: 23.

Status: List of wounded 10 days old on May 1 (backdated to April 30).

The last: O’Day recently started a kick-start program after being shut down for over three weeks.

Projected yield: Mid-June.

Boone Update: Everything is fine. Darren was arrested for no throwing for (almost) four weeks and now you’re building.

* * *

CLARKE SCHMIDT, RHP

Injury: Common extensor strain in the right elbow.

Missed games: 48.

Status: List of 60-day wounded since March 27.

The last: Schmidt was still not cleared to throw a mound a month after resuming a throwing program around April 25 following an injury in late February while spring training was underway.

Projected yield: Unknown.

Boone Update: “He’s not up the mound yet, but he’s come out at 120 feet (long throw) and is progressing well. “

* * *

LUIS SEVERINO, RHP

Injury: Tommy John surgery on February 27, 2000.

Missed games: 48.

Status: List of 60-day injuries since February 23.

The last: There hasn’t been a recent update on Severino, whose velocity was 95-97 during a simulated game last week. He’s supposed to be close to starting a minor league rehab assignment if he doesn’t have a setback.

Projected yield: July.

GIANCARLO STANTON, DH

Injury: Left quadruple stump.

Missed games: 11.

Status: List of the wounded from 10 days to May 17 (backdated to May 14).

The last: Stanton was eligible to leave the IL for Tuesday’s game, but he was not activated because that day he added running on the field to his pre-game routine. The good news is that it passes all tests without a setback. His return was delayed because the Yankees are trying to be very careful to prevent Stanton from leaving the IL and picking up the same injury soon after, as he and other Yankees have done in recent seasons. .

Projected yield: Friday.

Aaron Boone Update: “Wait until Friday is the plan. Probably two more days. I don’t want to rule out (back Thursday), but I’m looking a bit Friday in Detroit. “

* * *

LUKE VOIT, 1B

Injury: Grade 2 right oblique deformity.

Missed games: 0.

Status: Will be placed on the 10-day injured list on Thursday.

The last: Voir has only played 12 games since returning from knee surgery in March and is now considering a longer layoff. He started to experience oblique discomfort in last Saturday’s game, but played every set until Tuesday. Aaron Judge suffered the same injury in 2019 and was on the two-month injured list, missing 54 games.

Projected yield: End of July, beginning of August.

Boone Update: “After the game (on Tuesday) he just felt like he couldn’t really let it go the way he wanted. He’s had such success with the knee (rehab) and comeback, so to have a setback here that’s going to lead him to IL, he’s obviously very frustrated. I hope that’s not something that holds him back for too long.

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