Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees placed SS Didi Gregorius on the 10-day D.L. (retro to 8/20) with a left heel contusion and recalled INF Luke Voit from Triple-A @swbrailriders.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) August 21, 2018
After suffering a fluke heel injury running out a ground ball at first base, Didi Gregorius was placed on the 10-day disabled list and for some reason, Luke Voit was called up to replace him on the 25-man roster.
Luke Voit plays first base and perhaps his righty bat can replace spell Greg Bird on days when the opposing starting pitcher is left-handed except for the fact that statistically, Greg Bird is a better hitter against lefties so wasting a roster spot on a backup who can only play one position makes zero sense.
Aaron Boone claimed that calling up Luke Voit was just for flexibility playing National League rules against the Miami Marlins. He wants a bat to come in late and pinch hit. Which I guess makes sense except for the fact that Voit is batting .179 and has a grand total of 3 hits with the Yankees this season. In fact, he only has 33 hits in his entire career.
What makes this move even stranger is that Greg Bird has just come off a huge weekend against the Toronto Blue Jays in which he had 2 home runs, 6 RBIs and a grand slam. Why bring up another first baseman after that? It’s like the Yankees are on a mission to destroy Bird’s self-confidence. Every time he has back-to-back impressive games, he gets sat for a Tyler Austin or Luke Voit.
Didi is a shortstop.
Wouldn’t it make the most sense to bring up a guy like Tyler Wade, you know, who can play shortstop in Didi’s absence? I mean, fuck it, bring up literally ANY outfielder they have in the farm system. I guarantee he’s better than Shane Robinson out there. So what is going on?
Are Aaron Boone and Luke Voit having an affair?
There is no other explanation for Luke Voit to even be on the New York Yankees other than the fact that he and Aaron Boone are having secret rendezvous at random motels at 2am and whispering sweet nothings in each other’s ears. Dreams of playing first base for the Yankees and such. Actually, probably the same exact pillow talk I have.
Look, I’m happy for these two lovebirds. But what happens in their personal life can no longer affect the product on the field. Get Luke Voit OUT OF HERE.
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