Yankees third baseman DJ LeMahieu has a non-displaced fracture in the right foot

HOUSTON — New York Yankees third baseman DJ LeMahieu has a non-displaced fracture in the top of his right foot, manager Aaron Boone told reporters before Saturday's game against the Houston Astros. LeMahieu is on the 10-day injured list and remains in Tampa, Florida, at the team's spring training complex while rehabilitating.

LeMahieu underwent a second MRI on his foot on Friday after the swelling subsided. Boone said LeMahieu needs an additional MRI because swelling sometimes masks a possible fracture or fracture. LeMahieu will undergo additional imaging in two weeks so the team can get a better idea of ​​how his foot is progressing. Initially, LeMahieu was diagnosed with a “very large” bone bruise.

“It doesn't really change that much,” Boone said. “It's kind of an tolerance as he builds it. The last two days have been good. He hit in the cage (Friday). I know he's feeling a lot better. He'll reshoot it in a couple of weeks to see where he's at. But that shouldn't stop him from progressing.”

Boone said the Yankees won't move LeMahieu back until he's 100 percent cleared. Two years ago, LeMahieu played with a fractured sesamoid bone in his right big toe that damaged the ligament in his second toe. His production at the plate collapsed, and LeMahieu didn't return to expectations until the second half of last season.

The Yankees did not offer a potential timeline for LeMahieu, but Boone did not rule out a return in April. Meanwhile, the Yankees will continue to use a combination of Oswaldo Cabrera and John Berti as third base options.

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Through two games, Cabrera, along with Juan Soto, was one of the best hitters on the team. Cabrera changed his playing style mid-spring, in part by watching Soto work in the batting cage. Bertie, who was acquired from the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, has yet to make his Yankees debut.

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