According to multiple reports from those who follow the Yankees on a regular basis, including this tweet from Justin Shackil, manager Aaron Boone has revealed that slugger Luke Voit is set to join the Somerset Patriots for a rehab assignment on Tuesday.
Tuesday night, which is Opening Day for the Patriots and their first ever game as New York’s Double-A affiliate, just got a whole lot more interesting.
Voit is on the way back from March surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee, and the 30-year-old’s absence has left a big void in the big league lineup; he led the American League with 22 homers, and hit .277 with 52 RBI just last season, which earned him a top-10 finish in MVP voting.
No word as of yet on the plan for Voit in Somerset — who will be home from May 4-9 — on the length of his stay, where/if he’ll be playing in the field, and so on.
This would mark the first rehab assignment in Somerset’s tenure as a Yankees affiliate, and would be the first player they’ve sent (back) to the big leagues if all goes well on Tuesday night. Stay tuned…
— Justin Shackil (@JustinShackil) April 30, 2021