Harrison Bader is frustrated that he can't play for the Yankees yet and fully understands the oddity of being traded to a competing team while rehabbing a leg injury. increase.
Gold His Glove Award-winning center fielder acquired pitcher Jordan Montgomeryfrom the Cardinals at a surprising trade deadline. Fighting plantar fasciitis. "It's very difficult. It's definitely been a challenge," Vader said Tuesday night before the Yankees' 3-1 loss to the Rays in the Bronx. . "You know, when you walk in here with your boots on, everybody's like, 'Just traded for this guy in boots? Are you serious?'
There's always a bigger picture involved, and I'm not here for it. I think there's a good reason for that.I'm focused on getting healthy so I can be strong for this team.It's always a plan.…It's worth it because I wear these pinstripes.
The 28-year-old Bronxville native has been playing since June 26 with the Cardinals. No, but Yankees are in "Phase 2" of recovery, according to Yankees manager Aaron Boone. That requires exercise in the pool and on the anti-gravity treadmill.
If healthy, the 2021 Gold Glove winner will likely take some time to beat Aaron Hicks in center field, allowing Aaron his judge to come out to right .
"I feel like I'll be here for his first week or so in September, but I don't want to get ahead of myself," he said, Bader. "They [of the medical team] are extremely talented and have spent a lot of time building a great program for me. I'm just following what they have for me every day.
"I don't feel it at all right now. A lot of it has to do with how things are going." said: There's no point in saying all these things without the ability to prove it for weeks. When I'm healthy and just go out and do it without talking about it, what do I add to it I know you can.