The New York Yankees haven’t just been bitten by the injury bug, they’ve been eaten alive by it. On the heels of placing star slugger Aaron Judge on the IL, the Yankees have had to put out a makeshift lineup that is really bothering fans.
Ahead of their game against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, the Yankees released their lineup. It consists of DJ Lemahieu, Luke Voit, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier, Mike Tauchman, Gio Urshela, Mike Ford, Austin Romine, Tyler Wade, and pitcher James Paxton.
With just about all of the team’s most popular players injured, fans were quick to react angrily on Twitter.
One of the most notable criticisms of the team was that it was basically the entire starting lineup of the minor league Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
Today the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders take on the KC Royals
— Eye of the Storm (@EyeoftheStormZ) April 21, 2019
— ً (@NYYDJ2) April 21, 2019
Railriders lineup looks solid today.
— Bob Aten (@BobAten2010) April 21, 2019
The Yankees’ current injury list includes Judge, Gary Sanchez, Giancarlo Stanton, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Luis Severino, Didi Gregorius, Miguel Andujar, and Aaron Hicks among others.
Per CBSSports, Stanton and Sanchez could be back next week or so.
But the Yankees are still missing key components from the team that won over 100 games last year. Few of them are replaceable.
The Yankees are 10-10 on the season, four games behind Tampa Bay in the AL East standings.
New York and Kansas City are set to play at 1:05 p.m. ET.