Anthony Rizzo is planning to rejoin the Yankees this weekend – When the Yankees tour Milwaukee later this week, Anthony Rizzo is expected to be back with the team.
If not by then, the first baseman added “absolutely hopeful” in time for the Pirates series, which gets underway Tuesday night at the stadium.
“There are still boxes to check off,” Rizzo said at the visitors’ clubhouse at Fenway Park, ahead of the Yankees and Red Sox’s two-match series starting on Tuesday.
However, it appears that the largest has been investigated.
Rizzo had an epidural shot in her back on September 1 to treat low back pain that has been bothering her since June. As a result, Rizzo experienced significant side effects, including migraine headaches.
The headache disappeared almost immediately after receiving a blood patch last Friday, a medical option for patients who experienced side effects after spinal injection, allowing the 33-year-old to resume baseball activities is, after being confined to his bed for about a week.
I’m liking it. Turned around a bit today, so just making progress, added Rizzo. “Hopefully, I’ll be ready for the upcoming series or the one against Pittsburgh. This morning, I worked out at Yankee Stadium. Thrown on the field today. Went in instead of outside. Now, it’s getting better.”
Afterward, he added, “Hopefully, I’ve got over it.”
Rizzo is hitting 225 this year but has 30 home runs, 832 ops in 117 games, and is second on the Yankees in home runs behind Aaron Judge’s 55, which he brought in Tuesday night’s game.
When asked about the events leading up to being placed in IL on September 6 because of a headache caused by epidural injection, Rizzo replied, “It was just bizarre because you didn’t know what was going on.” “Every time you stand up, there’s a terrible headache. It wasn’t pleasant to spend a whole week on bed rest.
That was the “silver lining,” according to Rizzo, who missed five games in early August and four in early July due to trouble with his lower back.
Rizzo said I have a week to let the medicine (from the epidural) really work. We’ll find out in a few more weeks because I’ve never had an epidural. Every break I give my back is rewarding.
Martian attacked Somerset
Two moves separate Jason Dominguez from the major leagues. Dominguez, a centerfielder widely regarded as one of the best prospects in the game, was promoted from High-A Hudson Valley to Double-A Somerset (whose season ended last weekend) on Tuesday.
Dominguez began the season in Low-A Tampa after hitting 306 hits with Hudson Valley in 40 games with six home runs, 22 RBIs, and a .907 OPS. The Yankees paid $5.1 million to sign switch hitter Dominguez, sometimes referred to as “The Martian”, from the Dominican Republic.
According to Boone, Frankie Montas, Jameson Talon, and Gerrit Cole, who started against Boston on Tuesday night, will start the first game of the series against the Brewers. Tyler Wade, who started the season with the Angels but was traded back to the Yankees organization in July after being selected in the fourth round of the 2013 Draft, is on tour as a member of the taxi squad.