New York Yankees slugger Anthony Rizzo returns from injured list
On Sunday, the New York Yankees activated first baseman Anthony Rizzo from the disabled list and optioned outfielder Estevan Florial to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
In Sunday’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers, Rizzo batted second after leadoff hitter and American League MVP candidate Aaron Judge, and finished 3-for-6 with a solo home run in the Yankees’ 12-8 triumph.
Rizzo stated last week that he was close to returning after no longer suffering from migraines that were a side effect from an epidural injection to cure his ailing lower back.
The slugging first baseman was placed on the disabled list on September 6 (retroactive to September 3) after being unable to participate in baseball activities due to migraines. After two weeks of treatment with a “epidural blood patch,” Rizzo’s headaches were gone.
Anthony Rizzo resumed baseball activities for the first time since receiving an epidural injection to relieve severe lower-back stiffness on September 1. Anthony Rizzo’s back problems caused him to miss four games from July 5-8, as well as five more in early August before this most recent absence.
He leads the Yankees, trailing only Judge, with 31 home runs and 72 RBIs in his second season with the club.