MILWAUKEE — Anthony Rizzo hadn’t performed since Aug. 31, sidelined first with again points after which with complications following an epidural.
The Yankees opted to place him again within the lineup on Sunday after seeing stay batting apply simply as soon as as an alternative of occurring a rehab project.
Rizzo responded with a homer and two singles in a 12-8 win over the Brewers.
“I’m glad he didn’t try this in a rehab recreation,’’ Aaron Boone stated. “It was large. It was good to see him up there capable of get his swing off. He appeared like beneath management.”
Rizzo additionally supplied some much-needed safety behind Aaron Choose, who hit leadoff once more, with Rizzo batting second.
“He’s a giant enhance,’’ Choose stated of the primary baseman. “A man behind me who can hit residence runs, I get extra pitches over the plate. … He took some good, wholesome swings. You by no means know with a again, the way it will reply.”
The Yankees hope Rizzo can keep productive down the stretch and into the playoffs after coping with again points for a lot of the second half.
Rizzo, who has missed time on three separate events, stated his again now “feels good, feels effective.”
His residence run within the third inning was his thirty first of the season, second on the crew to Choose.
Boone stated earlier than the sport Rizzo additionally provides the Yankees some stability from the left facet, particularly with out Andrew Benintendi and Matt Carpenter, each of whom are out with damaged bones and might not be again this season.
“We’re getting one in every of our cornerstones again,’’ Boone stated.
Estevan Florial was optioned again to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to make room for Rizzo.
Boone stated Frankie Montas was “feeling higher” on Sunday following the MRI of his proper shoulder, however the crew is ready for him to see crew doctor Chris Ahmad to find out the following steps. He’ll see Ahmad on Monday in New York.
Till that occurs, Boone stated he wouldn’t know if Montas would wish an IL stint or to have his subsequent begin pushed again.
If he does, Domingo German is the probably alternative.
Scott Effross (shoulder pressure) gave up a homer and two doubles in his rehab recreation with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, however continues to be anticipated to rejoin the Yankees on Wednesday in The Bronx, whereas outfielder Harrison Bader ought to make his debut with the Yankees on Tuesday.
Aaron Hicks homered for the primary time since July 9 in Sunday’s win, however figures to lose extra time with Bader’s addition following his restoration from plantar fasciitis.
Oswaldo Cabrera, who homered and had three hits Sunday, will get motion in left subject with Bader within the lineup, based on Boone.
“There will probably be some competitors for [playing time in left],’’ Boone stated.
Clarke Schmidt took a comebacker off his leg from Kolten Wong within the eighth and left the sport, however Boone thought the right-hander can be OK. … Zack Britton is scheduled to have one other rehab outing on Tuesday. … Jose Trevino is anticipated again within the lineup Tuesday after sitting once more Sunday, with Boone saying the catcher was getting “beat up” with foul balls.