Yankees’ DJ LeMahieu exits first rehab game after one at-bat

DJ LeMahieu’s first rehab game Tuesday lasted just one at-bat.

The Yankees’ veteran third baseman struck out in his first at-bat and played one inning before being removed from the game against Double-A Somerset due to soreness in his right foot, the team announced.

LeMahieu will return to New York on Wednesday to be re-examined by Yankees team doctors.

New York Yankees DJ LeMahieu left a rehab game early Tuesday. Jason Zenz writes for the New York Post

This was a worrying situation for LeMahieu. LeMahieu had not played in a game since March 16, when he fouled a ball on his right leg and suffered a nondisplaced fracture.

LeMahieu was originally scheduled to begin rehab on Friday, but after undergoing an MRI scan on Thursday, doctors wanted to delay it a few days to allow for further healing.

Manager Aaron Boone announced Tuesday that LeMahieu did not undergo an additional MRI scan on Monday but was cleared to play starting Tuesday.

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DJ LeMahieu had just one at-bat against Somerset before leaving the game. AP

The 35-year-old played in four games this week in Baltimore and was rumored to potentially join the Yankees in Baltimore next week, but that is now in doubt.