Anthony Rizzo has been placed on the injured list by the New York Yankees, due to post-concussion syndrome. It is believed by the team that the syndrome is correlated to a collision that took place on May 28. Having suffered from concussion symptoms for several months, the team has decided to allow Rizzo time to recover.
The Yankees suffer a notable loss due to Rizzo's injury, after having acquired him in a trade deadline deal from the Chicago Cubs. Since joining, the first baseman has been a pivotal player for the team, with a .281 batting average, three home runs and 11 RBIs in 12 games.
It has not been announced by the Yankees who will take Rizzo's place on the roster. The team is expected to turn to Luke Voit, who has been playing in the minor leagues since his demotion earlier this season.
Yankees have had difficulty staying healthy this season, with Rizzo's injury being the latest setback. The team has lost several crucial players to injury, including Aaron Judge, Corey Kluber, and Gio Urshela. To make a run at the playoffs this season, the Yankees will have to find a way to overcome these injuries.