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New York Yankees’ Anthony Rizzo has headaches from epidural

Aug 30, 2022; Anaheim, California, USA; New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo (48) celebrates after hitting a solo home run in the second inning as Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi (33) wqtches at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo remains at home with headaches he’s experiencing from the epidural injection he received last week.

Manager Aaron Boone said Rizzo’s back injury is improving and he might be able to rejoin the team Wednesday.

Rizzo remained in California following last week’s series against the Los Angeles Angels. He missed the weekend series at Tampa Bay.

Back stiffness also forced Rizzo to miss some time in early July.

Rizzo, 33, is batting .225 with an .832 OPS for the Yankees this season and has 30 home runs with 71 RBIs. It is his first season with at least 30 home runs since 2017 as a member of the Chicago Cubs.

The three-time All-Star hit home runs Monday and Tuesday against the Angels but was not in the starting lineup Wednesday. The Yankees were off Thursday.

In 12 seasons with the Cubs and Yankees, Rizzo is a .265 hitter with an .848 OPS and has 281 home runs with 885 RBIs in 1,523 games.

–Field Level Media