Luke Voit
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New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit is making progress with his sports hernia, which placed him on the injured list in July.

Good news for the New York Yankees regarding first baseman Luke Voit.

This week, both Voit and manager Aaron Boone provided updates on the sports hernia that’s kept the veteran ballplayer out of commission since last month. The Yankees placed Voit on the injured list on July 31.

“It feels a lot better this time than last time,” Voit said per George A. King III of the New York Post.

As far as a possible rehab assignment, Voit made it known that it could happen soon enough.

“I don’t know yet,” he said. “I think I am going somewhere next week.”

On Wednesday, Boone provided an update on his first baseman to the media. Although he’s not as positive as Voit, Boone is optimistic about Voit.

“There is a chance when we go west he might go either Tampa, or possibly Scranton,” Boone said. “Not to play [games] right away but to get into full workouts and hopefully if that goes well start playing some games.”

The Yankees defeated the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 on Wednesday, improving their record to 81-41. As of Wednesday, they have the most wins in the majors.

New York sits at 10.0 games ahead in the American League East division. They will begin a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. The series will close out the Yanks’ current eight-game homestand before they take on a nine-game road trip.

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