Luke Voit
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New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone has given an update on the status of Luke Voit, who’s currently on the injured list with a sports hernia.

On Wednesday, July 31, the New York Yankees placed first baseman Luke Voit on the injured list. The 28-year-old was diagnosed with a sports hernia, but a required surgery was still in question. If Voit were to get surgery, his season would most definitely be over.

After the Yankees’ 12-6 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays this past Thursday, manager Aaron Boone gave an update on their first baseman.

“He is going to have to get back into baseball activities, something he needs to do moving closer, but we are not there yet,” Boone said, per George A. King III of the New York Post.

Voit has been running again, per King III. However, he’ll eventually have to do more than just that. Boone added that Voit is motivated to get back onto the field at some point for the Bombers.

“I think he is really encouraged but I don’t have much more than that,” Boone said. “As far as a decision and exactly where we are at, not yet. I would say we continue to be optimistic.”

The Yankees are currently 37 games above .500. They lead the AL East division by 10.5 games over the second place-Tampa Bay Rays.

New York will finish out this road trip on Sunday before returning to Yankee Stadium for an eight-game homestand, which includes four games against the Baltimore Orioles and four against the Cleveland Indians.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.