New York Yankees right-hander Jameson Taillon will have ankle surgery on Oct. 28, the team announced Tuesday, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.Taillon is expected to be out for five months following the procedure.The 29-year-old re-aggravated an ankle injury in late September after landing on the injured list earlier in the month with a tendon issue. Taillon didn't give up a run over 3 1/3 innings in his next start against the Tampa Bay Rays, a victory that locked up a playoff spot for the Yankees in the last game of the regular season.Taillon posted a 4.30 ERA with 140 strikeouts over 144 1/3 innings (29 starts) in his first season with New York.The Yankees also expect infielder DJ LeMahieu to be ready for spring training after he underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia, general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday. The recovery time is eight weeks. LeMahieu played through the injury at the end of the season.The three-time All-Star and two-time batting champ struggled in his first season after inking a six-year, $90-million contract. He slashed .268/.349/.362 with 10 home runs in 150 games.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.
Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu recently had surgery to repair a sports hernia, and starting pitcher Jameson Taillon will have ankle surgery.
New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu is expected to be ready for spring training after undergoing surgery recently. General manager Brian Cashman
Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu recently had surgery to repair a sports hernia.
The New York Yankees have informed hitting coach Marcus Thames and third base coach Phil Nevin that their contracts won't be renewed for the 2022 season, according to Lindsey Adler of The Athletic.Nevin, 50, joined the Yankees from the San Francisco Giants prior to the 2018 campaign. The former infielder somewhat infamously sent Aaron Judge home during the sixth inning of the AL wild-card game against the Boston Red Sox, resulting in Judge being thrown out by several feet. pic.twitter.com/48cDjKcOp3 MLB (@MLB) October 6, 2021 Thames, 44, has been New York's hitting coach since the 2018 season. He was originally hired by the Yankees organization in 2013 to act as a hitting coach for High-A Tampa."They made a decision," Thames said, according to Brendan Kuty of NJ.com. "I just hate that we didn't win a championship. But they want to go in a different direction, and I guess I wasn't the voice that they thought to get us over the hump."Despite having a lineup filled with star sluggers including Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and DJ LeMahieu, the Yankees ranked seventh among AL teams by wRC+. The club added Joey Gallo and Anthony Rizzo prior to the trade deadline but fell short of a postseason run, losing to the Boston Red Sox in the AL wild-card game.In addition to Thames and Nevin, manager Aaron Boone's contract is also set to expire following the conclusion of the World Series.Copyright © 2021 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.