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Yankees' DJ LeMahieu Leaves Game vs. Red Sox Because of Thumb Injury

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured ColumnistAugust 16, 2020

New York Yankees' DJ LeMahieu hits a run-scoring double off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Chris Sale during the third inning of a baseball game, Friday, May 31, 2019, in New York. Yankees' Gio Urshela scored on the play. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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New York Yankees second baseman DJ LeMahieu left Saturday's game against the Boston Red Sox after suffering a thumb injury.

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INF DJ LeMahieu left tonight's game with a sprained left thumb and will undergo imaging.

LeMahieu, who was replaced in the sixth inning by Tyler Wade, went 0-for-3 batting leadoff before exiting.

The 2019 season was largely healthy for LeMahieu, who made multiple trips to the injured list during his final year with the Rockies in 2018.

Joel Sherman @Joelsherman1

LeMahieu sprained his left thumb in 2018 for the #Rockies and missed 2 1-2 weeks. #Yankees

When he's been on the field, his performance has been excellent. LeMahieu, 32, is hitting .411/.456/.990 with two home runs and eight runs batted in. 

He's been one of a select few Yankees who have been able to stay on the field consistently in an injury-riddled campaign.