The New York Yankees are cautiously optimistic that Matt Carpenter and DJ LeMahieu will return to the field before the postseason.

The club's regular season schedule ends on Oct. 5.

LeMahieu has not played since Sept. 4 because of toe inflammation.

"I feel like he's going to come back in some way, shape or form, and then we'll see what we've got," Aaron Boone said.

Carpenter has not played since Aug. 8 after breaking his foot on a foul ball.