The Cardinals placed him on the injured list at the end of June with right foot plantar fasciitis and he hasn’t seen any MLB action since.
But the Yankees Double-A affiliate, the Somerset Patriots, provided an update on the injured outfielder, saying that he will continue his rehab assignment with them for the next couple of games.
Bader was hitting .256 with five home runs and 21 RBI with the Cardinals before landing on the injured list.
— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) September 12, 2022
Bader Making Strides
This is good news for the Yankees.
The time might come when they’ll actually get a chance to see Bader in action.
So far, the trade has worked out better for the Cardinals, as Montgomery has been exactly what they needed in their rotation, while the Yankees have been sliding.
But Bader brings a bunch of great energy to the field and to the game.
It’s one of many reasons why Cardinals fans fell in love with him.
If he’s healthy, he could be a real difference maker for the Yankees as they try to hold off the Tampa Bay Rays and win their first AL East title since 2019.
His speed and his glove are tremendous assets to have.
He was a Gold Glove Award winner last year with St. Louis.
That defense could certainly benefit the Yankees.
For now, he’ll continue his rehab assignment, but it may not be too much longer before the Yankees actually get a chance to see their new outfielder on the field for the first time.