New York Yankees infielder DJ LeMahieu has confirmed that he is feeling healthy ahead of the new season after the offseason in which he put the emphasis on taking good care of his body. LeMahieu, who is in the second year of his six-year, $90 million contract, missed the end of last season because of a sports hernia injury that required a surgery.
“I feel really good,” LeMahieu said, per The Post “I think the team is in a really good spot. The shortened spring has put an emphasis on quality over quantity, which I think has helped us. So I think it’s been good”.
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“You see guys moving around positions a little bit more than the past couple years,” LeMahieu said. “I think that will only benefit us staying on the field.
Sometimes in the past, if a guy goes down here or there, it’s really taken a big hit. So hopefully — injuries are going to happen — but when we hit those bumps in the road, hopefully we have guys that are more prepared to step up”.
Last week, LeMahieu reflected on the possibility of Aaron Judge leaving the Yankees. “I can’t imagine him anywhere else,” DJ LeMahieu said last week. “I don’t think anyone could. I don’t want to even think about it." Judge said he would not negotiate an extension with the Yankees after Opening Day.
“After Opening Day, like I said, I’ve got a job to do, I’ve got something to focus on and we’ll see you at the end of the year if it comes to that point,’’ Judge said. “I understand the business side of it, but when I come here, I have to do what I have to do on the field”.