After years of testing their pitching depth with injuries, the Yankees were feeling this season that they were fully stocked for rotation and the bullpen. That repository is likely to be tested. Chad Green was investigated on Friday, after leaving Thursday’s game with a right-arm trouble and while no diagnosis was made public, Aaron Boone said it was now “definitely a concern”.
On top of that, pitching prospect Louis Gill, who made his spot debut for the Yankees a week ago, has suffered a “significant” injury, with Yankees manager after the series opener against the White Sox at Yankee Stadium on Friday night was postponed by rain. Had done it.
“I think there is fear, for sure,” Boone said when asked if he thought Green’s injury was significant. “But, again, it’s definitely a concern right now. But I’d rather go to the doctors and see where we are by the end of the day tomorrow.”
The fear of any forearm discomfort is clearly damage to the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL). A significant compromise of that bond leads to Tommy John surgery. This isn’t the first time Green has faced forearm trouble. In 2016, Greene was diagnosed with a flexor tendon strain under similar circumstances and recovered comfortably.
Green was at the clubhouse before the game was canceled on Friday and told reporters he was looking for more information to make a decision about his way forward.
Gill made his debut with Triple-A Scranton on Wednesday night with an elbow injury. Boone said that Gill is going to be out of the mix for a while.
“It’s a significant injury. But they’re still working through Rae and that’s why I don’t want to get too far into it,” Boone said. “But it’s important.”
With the rain left, the Yankees have 10 games over the next nine days and will need a spot starter once again. Gill got off to a decent start for the big league club in Chicago last week, scoring four runs on five hits in four innings. He went for two and hit a six.
He is clearly out of ideas.
“JP Sears has started down there and construction is happening. So that’s one of those things that we’ll talk about now and see where we want to put that sixth guy in there,” Boone said. “But it can be multiple candidates and there are many different ways you can go about it.”
Gill made a big splash after coming to the big leagues last season. He didn’t miss a single run in his first three starts. He made six emergency starts for the Yankees as he dealt with injuries and finished with a 3.07 ERA. He scored 38 runs in 29.1 pitched innings, but also scored 19 runs.
Boone said right-hander Ron Marinaccio was back at the Yankees clubhouse Friday afternoon as part of the taxi squad.
“If we have to make a move to Green with IL,” Boone said.
Rain pushed Nestor until Saturday
The Yankees and the White Sox will create a rain-out game on Friday night in a single-entry doubleheader on Sunday. The first pitch will take place at 3:05 pm, with the regularly scheduled Sunday night play at 7:05 pm
With the Yankees getting their third rain in the past two weeks, they are still working on their rotation. Nestor Cortés, who was due to start Friday night’s play, will now start Saturday afternoon’s play. The lefty made his last debut against the White Sox in Chicago on Sunday.
“Nestor will go tomorrow. And then we’ll talk about how we want to move this forward,” Boone said. “We can just stay on the line [Luis Severino] And [Jameson Taillon on Sunday]”said Boon. “But we will get together and talk [Sunday]But of course Nestor turned on [Saturday],
Only tickets for Sunday night’s game for the double header will be awarded. Fans with paid tickets for Friday’s game can exchange them for tickets to a similar regular season game at Yankee Stadium. Check out the Yankees rain check policy on their website.
Starting Friday night, the Andy Petit Bobblehead promotion has been rescheduled for June 10.