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New York Yankees Place Corey Kluber and Luke Voit on Injured List

Introduction

On Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 the New York Yankees announced that they are placing the veteran right – handed starting pitcher, Corey Kluber, on the day – to – day injured list due to a sore right shoulder. On the same day the New York Yankees also were forced to place their starting first baseman, Luke Voit, on the 10 – day injured list resulting from a right oblique strain.

The Corey Kluber Injury

Following a thorough evaluation from the New York Yankees medical staff, Corey was diagnosed with a subscapularis strain. Kluber is expected to miss approximately 2 months or so of game action on the mound pitching for the Bronx Bombers as he allows his right shoulder (which is his throwing arm) to heal completely prior to Corey getting handed a baseball and expected to pitch in a live game on a Major League Baseball diamond.

The 25 – year – old Kluber was just coming off a 101 – pitch no – hitter against the Texas Rangers on May 19th, 2019. This was Corey’s first no – hit performance in the big leagues. It was a career milestone for the former ace who has recently been struggling to stay healthy and on the field for his team. Kluber’s 2019 MLB season with the Cleveland Indians came to a crashing halt when he was hit on the forearm by a comebacker in May of 2019.

Corey’s pitching debut for the Texas Rangers in 2020 lasted only 1 inning of baseball when he tore a muscle in his right shoulder in July of 2020 landing him once again on his franchise’s injured list once again. Presently Kluber will miss extensive time with the beat – up New York Yankees Major League Baseball club due to the damage to his right shoulder. Deivi Garcia and Michael King are the most qualified candidates to fill Corey’s now vacant starting pitching rotation spot.

The Luke Voit Injury

Voit's diagnosis was quite the shocker to the New York Yankees ball club. The manager of the New York Yankees, Aaron Boone, stated that the hard – hitting big guy at first base began to feel some mild discomfort in his side on Saturday, May 22nd, 2021, and the pain in his side continued to increase by the following Tuesday which prompted an MRI scan which ultimately revealed a Grade 2 strain in Luke’s right oblique.

Voit just so happened to lead Major League Baseball in home runs over the course of the COVID – 19 shortened 2020 MLB season with 22 dingers. Currently Luke is hitting .182 with only one single home run in his 12 games that he has appeared in this year as Voit missed the beginning of the 2021 MLB season following a surgical procedure in order to repair a torn and damaged meniscus in his left knee.

Luke suffered that knee injury in spring training last spring. D. J. LeMahieu as well as Mike Ford are Voit’s expected replacements at the first base position. Miguel Andujar may also possibly get some playing time at first base for the New York Yankees during Voit’s absence from the team’s baseball activities.

Media Statements

"He wasn't as sharp," the manager of the New York Yankees, Aaron Boone, explained to the media on Tuesday, May 25th, 2021 during his postgame availability. "And there was a handful of pitches where there were some misfires up. We'll have to pick up the slack for him, obviously.” Regarding the injury to Luke Voit, Boone goes on to say, "To have a setback here that's going to land him on the IL, he's very frustrated with that. But hopefully it's not going to keep him down too long."

The New York Yankees Injured List (as of 5/26/2021)

May 26th, 2021

  • Giancarlo Stanton / Designated Hitter / 10 – Day – Injured List / Quadriceps Injury
  • Corey Kluber / Starting Pitcher / Day – to – Day – Injured List / Shoulder Strain
  • Luke Voit / First Baseman / 10 – Day – Injured List / Oblique Strain
  • Alexander Vizcaino / Starting Pitcher / 60 – Day – Injured List / Sore Arm

May 25th, 2021

  • Zack Britton / Relief Pitcher / 60 – Day – Injured List / Elbow Injury

May 22nd, 2021

  • Luis Severino / Starting Pitcher / 60 – Day – Injured List / Elbow Injury
  • Darren O’Day / Relief Pitcher / 10 – Day – Injured List / Shoulder Injury

May 21st, 2021

  • Aaron Hicks / Center Fielder / 10 – Day – Injured List / Wrist Injury Requiring Surgery

May 20th, 2021

  • Ryan LaMarre / Center Fielder / 10 – Day – Injured List / Hamstring Injury

May 19th, 2021

  • Greg Allen / Left Fielder / Day – to – Day – Injured List / Oblique Injury

May 14th, 2021

  • Clarke Schmidt / Starting Pitcher / 60 – Day – Injured List / Elbow Injury

May 13th, 2021

  • Trey Amburgey / Left Fielder / Day – to – Day / Unspecified Issue

May 5th, 2021

  • T. J. Sikkema / Starting Pitcher / Day – to – Day / Lat Injury
  • Yoendrys Gomez / Relief Pitcher / Day – to – Day / Sore Arm

March 24th, 2021

  • Asher Wojciechowski / Starting Pitcher / Day – to – Day / Lat Injury

Corey Kluber’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

3 Time MLB All – Star (2016, 2017, 2018)

  • 2 Time American League Cy Young Award Winner (2014, 2017)
  • 2 Time American League Wins Leader (2014, 2017)
  • American League ERA Leader (2017)
  • Pitched a No – Hitter (May 19, 2021)

Luke Voit’s Baseball Career Achievements, Honors, and Awards

  • MLB Home Run Leader (2020)

Current MLB Standings (as of Wednesday, May 26th, 2021)

American League East

Tampa Bay Rays 30 – 20 0 Games Behind

Boston Red Sox 29 – 20 0.5 Games Behind

New York Yankees 28 – 20 1 Games Behind

Toronto Blue Jays 24 – 23 4.5 Games Behind

Baltimore Orioles 17 – 31 12 Games Behind

American League Central

Chicago White Sox 28 – 19 0 Games Behind

Cleveland Indians 26 – 20 1.5 Games Behind

Kansas City Royals 23 – 23 4.5 Games Behind

Minnesota Twins 19 – 29 9.5 Games Behind

Detroit Tigers 18 – 30 10.5 Games Behind

American League West

Oakland Athletics 28 – 22 0 Games Behind

Houston Astros 26 – 22 1 Games Behind

Seattle Mariners 23 – 26 4.5 Games Behind

Texas Rangers 22 – 28 6 Games Behind

Los Angeles Angels 21 – 27 6 Games Behind

National League East

New York Mets 22 – 20 0 Games Behind

Atlanta Braves 24 – 24 1 Games Behind

Philadelphia Phillies 24 – 25 1.5 Games Behind

Miami Marlins 23 – 25 2 Games Behind

Washington Nationals 20 – 24 3 Games Behind

National League Central

St. Louis Cardinals 26 – 22 0 Games Behind

Chicago Cubs 25 – 22 0.5 Games Behind

Milwaukee Brewers 24 – 24 2 Games Behind

Cincinnati Reds 21 – 25 4 Games Behind

Pittsburgh Pirates 18 – 29 7.5 Games Behind

National League West

San Diego Padres 31 – 18 0 Games Behind

Los Angeles Dodgers 30 – 18 0.5 Games Behind

San Francisco Giants 29 – 19 1.5 Games Behind

Colorado Rockies 19 – 30 12 Games Behind

Arizona Diamondbacks 18 – 31 13 Games Behind

Odds to Win the MLB 2021 World Series

According to Bovada sportsbook below are the odds to win the MLB 2021 World Series as of Wednesday, May 26th, 2021. Currently the Philadelphia Phillies have the 2nd highest odds to win it all for this exciting 162 game regular season of Major League Baseball in addition to the 2021 MLB playoffs.

Team                                                   Odds
Los Angeles Dodgers                         +300
New York Yankees                              +700
San Diego Padres                                +700
Chicago White Sox                              +800
New York Mets                                   +1000
Houston Astros                                   +1600
Atlanta Braves                                    +1700
Tampa Bay Rays                                +1800
Oakland Athletics                               +1800
Boston Red Sox                                  +1800
Toronto Blue Jays                               +2000
St. Louis Cardinals                             +2200
Milwaukee Brewers                            +2800
San Francisco Giants                          +4000
Cleveland Indians                               +4000
Philadelphia Phillies                           +5000
Chicago Cubs                                     +5000
Cincinnati Reds                                  +6600
Minnesota Twins                                 +6600
Miami Marlins                                     +6600
Los Angeles Angels                             +6600
Kansas City Royals                             +7500
Washington Nationals                         +7500
Seattle Mariners                                  +12500
Texas Rangers                                    +25000
Baltimore Orioles                                +30000
Arizona Diamondbacks                       +30000
Pittsburgh Pirates                                +40000
Colorado Rockies                               +50000
Detroit Tigers                                      +50000

 

Sources:

“Suddenly short-handed, New York Yankees placing RHP Corey Kluber, 1B Luke Voit on injured list”, espn.com, May 26, 2021.

“New York Yankees Injuries”, espn.com, May 26, 2021.

“Corey Kluber”, baseball-reference.com, May 26, 2021.

“Luke Voit”, baseball-reference.com, May 26, 2021.

“MLB Standings 2021”, espn.com, May 26, 2021.

“United States, MLB Futures, MLB 2021 World Series: To Win Outright”, bovada.lv, May 26, 2021.


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