Voit was sent down to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Marc Carig of The Athletic reports. Since being traded to New York from the Cardinals on July 28, Voit has gone just 3-for-16 with two RBI, one walk and five strikeouts in five games and failed to do anything to warrant additional playing time. In his place, Ronald Torreyes was recalled from Triple-A.
Voit will be called up ahead of Thursday's matchup against the Red Sox, DJ Eberle of the Times Leader News reports. Voit was shipped from the Cardinals to the Yankees on Saturday, and after initially being assigned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, he'll head to the majors. The 27-year-old first baseman appeared in just eight games for the Cardinals in 2018, going 2-for-11 with a homer and three RBI over that span. He'll serve as an extra bat off the bench during his time in the big leagues.
Voit was traded from the Cardinals to the Yankees on Saturday along with international bonus pool money in exchange for Chasen Shreve and Giovanny Gallegos. A 27-year-old right-handed first baseman, Voit probably fits better in the American League, as he profiles as a quality designated hitter against left-handed pitching. He was hitting .299/.391/.500 with nine home runs in 271 plate appearances for Triple-A Memphis this year and has a career .240/.307/.432 slash line with five home runs in 137 plate appearances in the majors. Voit could be summoned to the big-league club in the coming days if the Yankees would like a right-handed slugger on the bench, or they could just choose to wait until September.
Voit was optioned to Triple-A Memphis on Monday. Voit went 0-for-7 with a walk and four strikeouts during his three-day stay with the Cardinals, which coincided with Jose Martinez's stint on the paternity list. The 27-year-old will report back to Memphis, where he is hitting just .237/.348/.339 through 34 games with the Redbirds this season.
Voit will be recalled from Triple-A Memphis prior to Friday's series opener against the Cubs, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Jose Martinez will be away from the team attending the birth of his child, so Voit will join the Cardinals to offer additional depth at first base in his absence. The 27-year-old is 2-for-4 with a homer, a walk and three RBI in five appearances for the big club this year. Seeing as Martinez is expected to rejoin the Cardinals early next week, Voit's time in the majors will likely be short lived.