What happens when the reinforcements’ reinforcements need reinforcements? The Yankees are about to find out. Again.
And this time, for the first time in recent history, they will be charged with finding the answer without having the safety net of potential August waiver trades at their disposal.
No Andrew McCutchen to provide help. No Jose Canseco to, er, uh, join the roster. What the Yankees have is what they will put on the field.
And they get this wonderful opportunity to test themselves now that Edwin Encarnacion has joined the burgeoning list of Men in Pinstripes on the injured list after sustaining a fractured right wrist when hit by a Josh Smith 87.1 mph slider in the eighth inning of the Yankees’ 9-2 rout of the Red Sox in Game 1 of Saturday’s day-night doubleheader at the Stadium.