Three Players Left Off Yankees ALCS Roster

There was some speculation that these players would be ready to return for the New York Yankees if the team advanced to ALCS. 

Ron Marinaccio is not on the ALCS roster for the Yankees.

He was hoping to be ready for the series after missing the ALDS, but the stress reaction in his right shin is not fully recovered. If the Yankees make it to the World Series, Marinaccio has a shot at returning.

Andrew Benintendi is not on the Yankees roster. 

This one isn't much of a surprise, as he was still experiencing pain in his surgically repaired wrist as recent as Monday. 
DJ LeMahieu is also not on the roster for the ALCS. 

LeMahieu was held off of the ALDS roster versus Cleveland due to a nagging issue with his right big toe. He's apparently making progress and even participated in batting practice on Tuesday, but the Yankees will opt to go with some healthier infield options. 

All three players have a legitimate shot of making the Yankees World Series roster if the team makes it past the Houston Astros.
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