Always a popular topic here at the LoHud Yankees Blog, Royals outfielder David DeJesus will have surgery on Monday to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb. He will miss the rest of the season. The injury occurred while DeJesus was trying to catch Derek Jeter’s inside-the-park home run last night.
DeJesus has long been the subject of trade speculation within the Yankees fan base. He was seen as the kind of player who could fit into the Yankees outfield and would be attainable from Kansas City. He was one of the Royals top trade chips this season. Or he would have been.
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