The 2021 postseason is about to begin, but not every club is as healthy as the next. Some of the playoff teams are getting key players back at just the right time. Others will be missing stars for at least the early rounds of the postseason — or even have to win the World Series without them.
Here are the key injuries for every team in the playoffs, starting with the ones who begin postseason play first.
Day to day: INF Gio Urshela (right thigh/elbow/calf soreness)
Urshela was sore after making a terrific catch tumbling into the Rays’ dugout at Yankee Stadium in the Yankees’ postseason-clinching victory in Game 162, but he expects to be ready for the Wild Card Game.
Out through Division Series: INF DJ LeMahieu (sports hernia)
LeMahieu will be out at least until the ALCS, a big loss for New York despite his down season in 2021. The versatile infielder only hit .268 with 10 home runs this season, but the 2020 MLB batting champ was a .336 hitter from 2019-20 and a .306 hitter in the postseason…