Luke Voit will join Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday to continue working out. The plan is for the Yankees first baseman/DH to start a minor league rehab assignment later in the week.
“I believe I will play Thursday or Friday,’’ said Voit, who has been on the IL since July 31 with a hernia problem.
When Voit suffered the injury July 30, there was concern he would require season-ending surgery. A little over two weeks later, he has no more worries.
“No more doubts. See how it goes from here,’’ Voit said before the Yankees’ 3-2 win over the Indians on Friday night at the Stadium. “Everything is feeling good.’’
Friday’s win secured the Yankees’ 27th consecutive winning record since 1993. That is the second longest stretch in major league history, behind the Yankees’ streak of 39 seasons from 1926 to 1964.
The Yankees outrighted lefty Joe Mantiply and righty Brady Lail to Triple-A on Friday. Earlier in the day, the Yankees sent right-hander Chance Adams to SWB and elevated righty Ryan Dull from SWB. Adams gave up five runs and 10 hits in 3²/₃ innings in Thursday night’s loss.