The Yankees are riddled with injuries; time to panic?

Oct 8, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone addresses the media prior to game three of the 2018 ALDS playoff baseball series against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin R. Wexler/ via USA TODAY NETWORK

The New York Yankees are coming off an opening series loss to the woeful Baltimore Orioles, and fell to the freaking Detroit Tigers in the Bronx last night.

That’s not all. AL ROY runner-up Miguel Andujar is in jeopardy to miss the remainder of the season with shoulder surgery. And Giancarlo Stanton has already hit the 10-day IL with a biceps strain.

Didi Gregorious, Luis Severino, CC Sabathia, Aaron Hicks, and Jacoby Ellsbury are all injured too.

So thank god the Yanks signed what’s left of Troy Tulowitzki in free agency.

Man, right now, whiffing on Harper and Machado looks bad.

D.J. LeMahieu is a nice player, but I mean, c’mon. These are the Yankees, who are KNOWN for not settling in free agency.

While the Red Sox have struggled out of the gate, the Tampa Bay Rays are a budding team that will make it interesting in the AL East. Don’t sleep on them.

We’re five games into the season, and I’m going to be THAT guy. The injuries are piling up for the Yanks, and the Rays and Red Sox aren’t dropping like flies.

The Yankees aren’t winning this division without health being on their side.

There’s too much talent on Boston, and even Tampa Bay for that matter.

Is it time to panic as a Yankees fan? No.

Is it time to start becoming a little worried? Absolutely.