Harrison Bader has been out since June 27 when the St. Louis Cardinals placed him on the 10-Day Injured List with right foot plantar fasciitis.
Little did we know that the day before, he had officially played his last game as a member of the Cardinals.
For a while, it’s looked like the Cardinals got the better end of the deal.
But Bader is on his way back and may soon join the Yankees.
He certainly looks ready to join them, as evidenced by a three-hit night on Thursday down at Double-A Somerset.
— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) September 16, 2022
Bader seemed to have rediscovered his stroke last season at the plate.
This year looks to be no exception, and the Yankees are in a position now where they’ll be needing him shortly.
Bader is a five-tool player who could be a valuable asset to the Yankees.
The Bronxville native was one of five Cardinals to win a Gold Glove in the National League.
When Bader returns, the Yankees will be getting a player who can do a little bit of everything.
With his game last night, it certainly looks like Bader is ready to come back and finally make his Yankees debut.
And he’d be coming back at just the right time, as the Yankees are starting to find their groove again and pull away from everybody else in the AL East.
So while the deal has worked out quite well for St. Louis, the Yankees are about to benefit from it as well.
They’ll be getting a player who brings great energy to a ballclub when he returns.