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Yankees place DJ LeMahieu (toe) on IL, activate Nestor Cortes

Aug 29, 2022; Anaheim, California, USA;  New York Yankees third baseman DJ LeMahieu (26) lays down a sacrifice bunt to score shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa (not pictured) in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees placed infielder DJ LeMahieu on the 10-day injured list Thursday due to ongoing inflammation in his right second toe.

The move is retroactive to Monday. LeMahieu had been playing through the injury but has not been part of the lineup since Sunday’s win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The 34-year-old saw a specialist Wednesday.

In his fourth season with the Yankees, LeMahieu is batting .262 with 12 home runs and 46 RBIs over 120 games.

LeMahieu joins a crowded list of Yankees on the IL, including infielders Anthony Rizzo and Matt Carpenter, outfielders Andrew Benintendi and Harrison Bader, starting pitcher Luis Severino and relief pitchers Aroldis Chapman, Scott Effross, Michael King and Albert Abreu.

In a corresponding move, the Yankees recalled infielder/outfielder Miguel Andujar from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. In 20 appearances for the major league club earlier this season, Andjuar batted .225 with five RBIs and four stolen bases.

New York also activated left-handed starting pitcher Nestor Cortes from the 15-day IL. Cortes will start Thursday’s series finale against the visiting Minnesota Twins.

Cortes (9-4, 2.68 ERA) was named to his first All-Star Game earlier this season. He was on the IL with a groin strain.

–Field Level Media