How many injuries is a lot of injuries?
Well, if we’re talking about one Major League Baseball team, we can look at most teams and see that most have somewhere between three and seven players currently on the injured list, with a few outliers a little higher or lower than that number.
The Twins? They have four, a relatively low number: Relief pitchers Addison Reed, Matt Magill and Gabriel Moya as well as third baseman Miguel Sano.
But one team is absolutely crushing the competition when it comes to injuries: The Yankees, who currently have THIRTEEN (13) players on the injured list after adding slugger Aaron Judge on Sunday because of an oblique strain.
The list is full of key contributors aside from Judge, including Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Hicks, Didi Gregorious, Gary Sanchez and Luis Severino. Sanchez and Stanton could be back soon, but a lot of those injuries are long-term.
It’s gotten so bad that in a recent game the Yankees’ starting nine was completely different from what it was on Opening Day and consisted of a bunch of guys you’ve probably never heard of.
I’m sure folks around here aren’t shedding too many tears considering the lopsided nature of the Yankees/Twins rivalry, but it is worth noting that New York has still managed to start 11-10 despite all the woes. But 15 of those 21 games were at home, so things won’t get any easier.