Yankees’ Matt Carpenter wants to be available for playoffs — fully healthy or not

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Matt Carpenter inactive plans connected playing successful the playoffs, contempt not being afloat healed from the fractured near ft helium suffered successful August.

“Regardless of what the scan says, I privation to beryllium disposable for the postseason,’’ Carpenter said Wednesday earlier the Yankees’ 14-2 blowout triumph implicit the Pirates. “Even if it’s successful a pinch-hit capacity, benignant of similar the relation erstwhile I archetypal got here.’’

Carpenter got an X-ray connected Tuesday, which showed immoderate healing, and Aaron Boone said helium was owed to get different 1 successful different week oregon so.

For now, Carpenter is capable to bash immoderate things without a walking footwear and he’s lasting successful connected bullpen sessions.

Even if he’s not capable to get immoderate crippled at-bats earlier the playoffs, Carpenter is assured helium tin contribute, similar helium did erstwhile helium came to the Yankees from his location successful Texas pursuing his merchandise by the Rangers successful May and instantly produced, becoming 1 of their astir unsafe bats.

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“I’m not disquieted astir that,’’ Carpenter said. “I cognize what I request to bash to get acceptable for immoderate the concern is. … If they privation maine to beryllium a left-handed bat disconnected the bench, that’s what I’m gonna do.”

Like Carpenter, Andrew Benintendi is besides trying to get backmost from a bony fracture successful clip to play successful the playoffs, with Benintendi having suffered a fracture of the hook of his hamate bone.

Benintendi is besides nether the weather, arsenic is Aaron Hicks, who was concisely successful the clubhouse anterior to Wednesday’s game, but hasn’t played successful either of the past 2 games. Hicks precocious took contented with his playing clip and figures to beryllium utilized little often with Harrison Bader present the starting halfway fielder.


DJ LeMahieu took batting signifier connected the tract again connected Wednesday arsenic helium and the Yankees effort to find the champion mode to get the injured infielder backmost and effectual earlier the extremity of the season.

LeMahieu has dealt with close toed inflammation for overmuch of the 2nd half, which landed him connected the IL this month.

Boone said LeMahieu apt wouldn’t instrumentality to 100 percent this year, since he’ll request much clip to remainder earlier that tin happen.

“It’s a tricky situation,’’ Boone said. “When bash you dive all-in, letting it rip and does [it cause] a setback? I don’t truly person that answer. Eventually, the rubber’s gonna deed the roadworthy and we’re gonna find out. We’ve got to proceed to advancement to get there.”

Asked if LeMahieu would beryllium afloat steadfast by the extremity of the year, Boone said, “Probably not.”



With the anticipated instrumentality of Scott Effross from the IL connected Thursday, right-hander Greg Weissert was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre aft helium pitched a scoreless ninth successful Wednesday’s victory. The Long Island autochthonal and Fordham University merchandise has pitched 10 ¹/₃ innings retired of the bullpen for the Yankees. Miguel Andujar was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre connected Wednesday to unfastened a roster spot for Luis Severino.


When Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton some went heavy successful the bottommost of the ninth of Tuesday’s win, it was the 25th clip the 2 person homered successful the aforesaid game. The Yankees person gone 24-1 successful those games, including 11-0 this season.