Yankees News: Aaron Boone ejection, DJ LeMahieu and Tommy Kahnle injury updates…

The New York Yankees couldn’t finish off the sweep Wednesday night, but they were playing with house money after winning their fourth straight series to start the season. They experienced a first in their finale against the Miami Marlins, though.

Manager Aaron Boone got ejected for arguing balls and strikes! An annual favorite of Yankees fans. He was very much in the right, too.

He nearly sparked a rally on two different occasions. The Yankees nearly made it happen in the bottom of the eighth and bottom of the ninth innings, but a Gleyber Torres strikeout and an Aaron Judge pop out killed the rallies.

The Yankees lost 5-2, but they got to go home with this.

But again, the Yankees won their first four series of the 2024 season, and that’s without a number of key/veteran players that were expected to play integral roles on a championship-caliber roster. But what’s a Yankees offseason if there aren’t any back-breaking injury revelations?

These two, in particular, were a bit overlooked due to the larger concerns surrounding Gerrit Cole and Aaron Judge (and also due to the fact they hardly contributed in a meaningful manner last year or prior to that).

First, it was revealed reliever Tommy Kahnle’s shoulder injury from last season still had him on a delayed timetable for the start of 2024 (even though fans were assured that wouldn’t be the case). But it came as no surprise because much of Kahnle’s time in New York has been unfortunately defined by injuries.

Then came DJ LeMahieu, who fouled a ball off his foot (how many times is this going to happen?) and was initially believed to be “fine” (which is how you know he wouldn’t, in fact, be “fine”). LeMahieu was held out of action because his foot didn’t respond like the way the medical staff had hoped. Then he went for an MRI. Then, a non-displaced fracture was revealed after the team thought it was only a contusion.

Thankfully, the Yankees’ depth has gotten the job done, so the absences of these two haven’t necessarily been felt. But now that they’re on the mend, there’s a lot to look forward to.

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