The National Digest

Yankees Sweep Red Sox Even as Injuries Continue to Mount

Edwin Encarnacion and Aaron Hicks are out, and Gleyber Torres has been sent for tests, but the resilient Yankees pulled off a four-game sweep at home.

To illustrate how battered the first-place Yankees have been this season, consider the team’s starting lineup on Sunday night against its rival, the Boston Red Sox. Of the nine hitters hoping to close out a four-game sweep, only four were on the Yankees’ opening day roster: infielder Gleyber Torres, and outfielders Aaron Judge, Mike Tauchman and Brett Gardner.

The list of the Yankees’ wounded grew to a major-league leading 16 over the weekend, when first baseman-designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion sustained a hairline fracture in his right wrist after being hit by a pitch, and center fielder Aaron Hicks strained the flexor muscle in his right elbow after a throw from the outfield.

In all, 25 different Yankees have spent time on the injured list this season. Several of them have been stars, and some have made multiple visits, such as starting pitcher C.C. Sabathia and outfielders Giancarlo Stanton and Hicks.

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