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Update: Yankees Lead All of Baseball In Hurt Players

Update: April 18, 2018

Anyelo Gomez was officially placed on the disabled list by the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, in addition, right-handed pitcher Glenn Otto went on the DL for the Charleston RiverDogs.  The Yankees now have a total of 41 players on the shelf.

April 17, 2018

Almost a week ago I wrote this story highlighting the large number of players that the Yankees have on the disabled list throughout their organization.  At the time the number was 39, currently, that number sits once again at 39 after it was announced that Luis Cessa will be going on the disabled list.  Add to that, Anyelo Gomez was removed from the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders game on Tuesday night due to injury; there is a chance that number will increase.

Out of the 39 players on the shelf, 13 of them are currently on the Yankees 40-man roster.  That includes Ben Heller who was moved to the 60-day disabled list after undergoing Tommy John surgery.  With Cessa going on the disabled list the Yankees now have 1/3 of their 40-man roster out of action.

The team with the next highest number of 40-man roster players on the disabled list is the Texas Rangers, who currently have ten players on the shelf.  Coincidently, the Rangers are second behind the Yankees with 38 players on the disabled list.

When it comes to organization-wide disabled list, the Los Angeles Angels, Cincinnati Reds, and Miami Marlins are the next three teams on the list with each organization having 33 players out of action.

What could we attribute to this high number of injuries? Is there any light at the end of the tunnel?

For the Yankees, there is some light at the end of the tunnel hopefully.  On Thursday, CC Sabathia is expected to be activated to make the start for the big club.  Brandon Drury has been taking batting practice while waiting for the results of neurological tests he took last week.  Clint Frazier is working to make a return after suffering a concussion in spring training and is expected to start playing in games soon.

Then there is the other side of the coin.  Jacoby Ellsbury was shut down again after suffering from a foot injury he got while rehabbing a hip injury he got while injuring an oblique injury.

That is not even taking into consideration the players in the Yankees organization that are currently hurt and rehabbing down in extended spring training but were not yet assigned to a roster like the slugging corner infielder Dermis Garcia.

Here is a full list of Yankees players on the disabled list throughout the organization.

  1. Tommy Kahnle
  2. CC Sabathia
  3. Greg Bird
  4. Brandon Drury
  5. Jacoby Ellsbury
  6. Clint Frazier
  7. Billy McKinney
  8. Ben Heller
  9. Giovanny Gallegos
  10. Thairo Estrada
  11. Mark Payton
  12. Domingo Acevedo
  13. Kellin Deglan
  14. Kyle Holder
  15. Matt Snyder
  16. Devyn Bolasky
  17. Jeff Hendrix
  18. Kyle Johnson
  19. Spencer Mahoney
  20. Clarke Schmidt
  21. Albert Abreu
  22. Connor Jones
  23. Donny Sands
  24. Ricardo Ferreira
  25. Alexander Palma
  26. Carlos Vidal
  27. Miles Chambers
  28. Yoiber Marquina
  29. Nestor Oronel
  30. Alexander Vizcaino
  31. Griffin Garabito
  32. Brayan Emery
  33. Nolan Martinez
  34. JP Sears
  35. Miguel Yajure
  36. Eduardo Navas
  37. Danienger Perez
  38. Dom Thompson-Williams
  39. Luis Cessa