ANAHEIM, Calif. — Zack Britton met with Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Monday in Los Angeles concerning his sprained left elbow, which was anticipated to provide the Yankees readability on his harm and maybe his standing for 2022.
Within the meantime, the Yankees transferred the left-handed reliever to the 60-day injured record earlier within the day, ruling out a regular-season return and all however ending his season after he initially went on the 10-day IL retroactive to Aug. 20.
A supply confirmed a report by MLB Community that Britton would seemingly must have surgical procedure to have bone chips faraway from his elbow once more. Britton underwent an identical process in March — however Boone stated they might know extra as soon as Britton returned from his go to.
Britton stated final week he had been suggested by a number of medical doctors that he shouldn’t attempt to pitch the remainder of the season and whereas Britton stated he wasn’t fairly able to “increase the white flag” on this season, he acknowledged the fact of nonetheless being underneath contract for $14 million subsequent yr with the Yankees and eager to do what’s top.
“I’ve talked with [general manager Brian Cashman] about what’s the perfect factor for me to be the perfect model of myself for this group subsequent yr,’’ Britton stated in Atlanta. “I simply don’t assume this yr is gonna be in play anymore, sadly, however that received’t be clear ’til I converse with all of the medical doctors.”
As of final week, whereas Tommy John surgical procedure had not been dominated out, it hadn’t been really helpful, because the ligament remained connected.
Britton has already been slowed by an offseason bout with COVID-19, spring coaching surgical procedure to take away bone chips and a strained hamstring. Britton stated he thinks the earlier elbow surgical procedure could have performed a task in creating his present elbow harm.
The Yankees bullpen has carried out nicely with out Britton.
They’re assured Aroldis Chapman is wholesome after coping with a nail subject and spending time on the IL with left elbow irritation. And so they imagine the nearer is exhibiting indicators of regaining the shape he confirmed earlier within the season.
Whereas their two most established relievers have had rocky seasons, the Yankees have continued to get contributions from surprising sources, together with left-handers Wandy Peralta and Lucas Luetge and right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga has developed into one among their most harmful weapons.
Gleyber Torres is scheduled to proceed his rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on Tuesday, with a plan to rejoin the Yankees on Friday, once they open a homestand towards Baltimore.
Boone stated Torres got here out of Sunday’s recreation nicely.
“He feels actually good and is admittedly excited to get again and be part of us,’’ Boone stated.
At any time when Torres returns, the Yankees can have a new-look infield, with Anthony Rizzo at first base, DJ LeMahieu at second, Gio Urshela at third and Torres at brief.
That may seemingly go away Rougned Odor as a left-handed bat off the bench and Tyler Wade a possible pinch runner and defensive substitute in each the infield and the outfield.
The place it could go away Bronx-native Andrew Velazquez stays to be seen.
Rosters enhance on Wednesday. Not like in earlier seasons, when groups may have as much as 40 lively gamers on their rosters, they’re restricted to go from 26 to twenty-eight this season.