Edwin Encarnacion Provides Update on Timetable for Return From IL

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 03: Edwin Encarnacion #30 of the New York Yankees reacts after getting hit by a pitch in the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox during game one of a double header at Yankee Stadium on August 03, 2019 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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The Yankees are in a bit of a rut, once again having several key members of their lineup dealing with injuries. Edwin Encarnacion is the latest Yankee to hit the IL after suffering a fractured wrist when hit by a pitch.

Well, the team has provided a timetable for his return, estimating that the slugger could be back within 3-5 weeks, barring any setbacks.

That's a very hopeful timetable for a serious injury like the one he suffered, but Encarnacion seems to simply be reporting what he's been told.

With Luke Voit already on the IL, Encarnacion's absence will hurt the Yankees more than usual. Hopefully that timetable is accurate and they could have him back on the field by early September.

After placing Encarnacion on the IL, the Yankees promoted Mike Ford back to the big leagues, where he'll likely be a rotational option at first base.