MLB News: The New York Yankees have had a strange season. Injuries to both the starting rotation as well as superstar Aaron Judge had hindered them. They currently find themselves four games over .500, but in last place in the AL East division. Unfortunately news coming from the ball club continues to get worse for the day after they placed pitcher Domingo German on the restricted list to seek treatment for alcohol abuse they then placed their first baseman on the IL due to an incident sustained in late may against the San Diego Padres.
New York Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo is heading to the IL due to a ‘likely concussion’ in which the precipitating incident came against the San Diego Padres in late May (MLB News).
According to the reporting from Chris Kirschner, who covers the Yankees for The Athletic, Anthony Rizzo has a ‘likely concussion’ from the Fernando Tatis incident in late May. The play he is referencing is when Tatis’ leg smashed into Rizzo’s head while lunging back to first base on a pick off attempt.
Anthony Rizzo is going on the IL with a “likely concussion” that they’re traced back to the Tatis Jr. incident in late May
— Talkin’ Yanks (@TalkinYanks) August 3, 2023
Since late May Anthony Rizzo has struggled at the plate. If he did sustain a concussion during that incident it certainly would provide some clarity as to why he has been under performing, but it also begs the question of ‘how was this not caught sooner?”
Following this news Aaron Boone provided the following statement on Anthony Rizzo, “He’s just been complaining the last few days of some fogginess. So we ran him through a battery of tests, neurological stuff. It came back as cognitive impairment.”
There is no timetable for return regarding Anthony Rizzo at this moment.
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