Details Reveal Yankees Training Staff Blew it Yet Again With Mike Tauchman Injury

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The New York Yankees have been severely bitten by the injury bug this year, which has been epitomized by an MLB-record 29 players sent to the IL.

A lot of it's bad luck and something out of their control, but the details of the latest injury to Mike Tauchman, which could end his season, shows incompetence on the part of the Yankees' medical staff.

Tauchman has been diagnosed with a Grade 2 calf strain, which will keep him out for six to eight weeks. However, the Yanks didn't have to be in this situation if he were shut down after being hampered by the issue a few days prior.

Why wasn't the team cautious here?

From spring training until now, so many star players for the Yankees have barely taken the field. Luis Severino has been out all year because of inflammation in his shoulder that somehow turned into a lat strain, and slugger Giancarlo Stanton can't get on the field because once one issue gets fixed, another injury pops up.

Both of those issues to the star players had big question marks around them. Severino didn't undergo a precautionary MRI before being allowed to resume his throwing program, which resulted in a lengthier absence, while Stanton arguably went on a rehab assignment to Tampa much too early, considering he left the game after one at-bat and then spent even more time on the shelf.

Something is afoot with the team's medical staff, and it better shape up before the postseason.