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New York Yankees place DJ LeMahieu (sports hernia) on IL

Sep 28, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees third baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) makes a catch before getting Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette (not pictured) out trying to steal during the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees third baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) makes a catch before getting Toronto Blue Jays shortstop Bo Bichette (not pictured) out trying to steal during the sixth inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees placed infielder DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day injured list on Sunday with a right sports hernia.

The move is retroactive to Friday.

“We’ll see how the next week unfolds, if we get to an (American League Championship Series) situation we’ll see if he’s in play at that point,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.

LeMahieu, 33, is batting .268 with 10 homers and 57 RBIs in 150 games this season.

A two-time batting champion, three-time Gold Glove winner and three-time All-Star, LeMahieu has played 1,300 career games with the Chicago Cubs (2011), Colorado Rockies (2012-18) and Yankees. He has a career batting average of .300.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees recalled right-hander Luis Gil from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Gil, 23, is 1-1 with a 3.07 ERA in six starts for the Yankees this season.

–Field Level Media