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MLB: Yankees place Luke Voit on IL; Aaron Judge among 3 to COVID IL

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The New York Yankees placed infielder Luke Voit (left knee inflammation) on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Tuesday, and recalled infielder Chris Gittens from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

“(Voit) had some swelling over the weekend and then had that drained, but there was still some lingering pain there, was diagnosed with the bone bruise,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before Friday’s game against the Boston Red Sox.

“We’ll probably get some kind of PRP (platelet-rich plasma injection) potentially tonight and then hopefully a few days of rest, and hopefully get going from there.”

Voit, who produced 22 home runs and 52 RBIs in only 56 games last season, has three homers and 11 RBIs through 29 games for New York in 2021. A career .270 hitter, the 30-year-old his batting .241 this season.

After having their Thursday game against the Red Sox postponed due to COVID-19 concerns, the Yankees also placed catcher Kyle Higashioka, outfielder Aaron Judge and infielder Gio Urshela on the COVID-19 injured list.

New York filled those holes by bringing up catcher Rob Brantly, outfielder Greg Allen and infielder Hoy Park from Triple-A.

–Field Level Media

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