Yankees’ All-Star 3B DJ LeMahieu to Start the 2024 MLB Season on Injured List

DJ LeMahieu with the New York Yankees in 2019
DJ LeMahieu with the New York Yankees in 2019. Photo by Chris Brown/CSM/Shutterstock (10220269b)

The New York Yankees will be shorthanded when the 2024 MLB season starts. The team confirmed on Monday that their All-Star third baseman DJ LeMahieu will begin the campaign on the Injured List.

LeMahieu is dealing with a bruised foot, an injury he picked up in a spring training game against the Toronto Blue Jays on March 16. The veteran underwent MRI and CT scans, which came back negative, but is expected to undergo further tests this week.

“It’s a little bit slow go on the recovery side. He banged it up pretty good,” Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters on Monday. “The last few days, giving it time, it hasn’t really responded quick enough with the dates coming.”

It is unclear how much time LeMahieu will miss, but the expectation is that he will be sidelined for at least the first seven games, all on the road. He could potentially return for the first home series against the Blue Jays on April 4.

LeMahieu dealt with foot injuries in the past two seasons as well and the issues greatly impacted his production. In 2023, he batted a career-worst .243 while finishing the campaign with 15 home runs and 44 RBIs.

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