Normally, injuries can derail a team’s season. But for the New York Yankees, they seem energized by their unfortunate circumstances.
The New York Yankees aren’t making any excuses about their non-stop injury woes this season. In truth, there is no need to make excuses.
Manager Aaron Boone‘s squad has fed off their own misfortune, entering Sunday with the best record in baseball (98-52).
“It has been unlike anything I’ve probably seen and obviously been in this game a long time, but it’s been part of our story,” Boone told Mike Francesa of WFAN. “It’s part of what has made us strong, made us tougher. I think it’s a tribute to our organization and the players we have in it that have been able to step up and really have impactful roles.
“It’s certainly has been remarkable the volume, but again, it’s something our guys have not flinched over,” Boone said. “It’s been something that has made them stronger and we know what we’re capable of with the men we have now and obviously hoping we get several more in the mix by the end of the season.”
When Miguel Andujar went down, Gio Urshela stepped up. When the outfield was depleted, Mike Tauchman and Cameron Maybin latched onto vital roles. The same can be said for Mike Ford, Austin Romine, and the list goes on.
What the Yankees have done this season is nothing short of remarkable. And as Boone mentions, the Yankees are growing stronger by the day. Jordan Montgomery and Dellin Betances are returning to the team on Sunday while Luis Severino is scheduled to take the mound on Tuesday.
From an offensive perspective, Giancarlo Stanton is expected back at some point in September. In short, the Yankees are adding difference-makers to an already outstanding team.
New York is going to be bringing a deep roster to the postseason this year.