Carlos Rodon

Akshita Patel

Carlos Rodon Advances To Crucial Step Of Rehab As Yankees Place Two More Players Into IL

The most prized off-season acquisition of the New York Yankees, Pitcher Carlos Rodon, still remains under a rehab program, waiting eagerly for his debut. Rodon left the San Francisco Giants to join the Bronx Bombers in order to uplift his career. Little did he possibly know it would soon turn into a disaster. The pitcher, who has an extensive injury history, suffered multiple setbacks in the last three months, which delayed his return to the mound.

Carlos Rodon arrived for spring training in March, where he suffered his first injury, which was diagnosed as a low-grade forearm strain. Weeks later, the LHP recovered from it and resumed his throwing activities. However, just when the pitcher was inching closer to a return, a chronic back stiffness messed with his windup. With that being said, the latest updates suggest that Rodon’s debut might be just a few weeks away.


Carlos Rodon To Face Hitters In Live BP This Week, Return Window Open For June

Carlos Rodon

The New York Yankees have worked tirelessly to ensure Carlos Rodon‘s return at the earliest date possible. However, the constant setbacks during the rehab program continue to be a cause of immense frustration. Meanwhile, a few weeks ago, the Yankees had the pitcher take a cortisone shot for his back injury. Subsequently, the team recalled him back to New York to continue his rehab under the surveillance of the club’s finest staff. Soon, he began throwing and displayed positive signs of improvement. Eyeing his improvement, the team scheduled multiple bullpen sessions for Rodon, which he passed with flying colors. He threw 30+ pitches in multiple sessions with a reasonable velocity.

Now, as per the latest updates from the manager Aaron Boone, Carlos Rodon is set to face hitters during live BP, which is scheduled to take place on Wednesday. The pitcher will have to undergo multiple live BP sessions before he can begin rehab assignments to make a return to the Yankees bullpen finally. Hence, in a perfect world, Carlos Rodon could make his debut in pinstripes by late June to early July at best. The timing of Rodon’s return couldn’t get any better. The team’s regular starter, Nestor Cortes, is headed to IL, which leaves a hole in the rotation. Hence, if Rodon is able to return to the earliest, it would surely boost the Yankees’ defense.

Yankees Transfer Greg Allen and Ryan Weber To IL

Greg Allen, Ryan Weber

Meanwhile, the New York Yankees continue to lose key players to injury. Ahead of the game against the Dodgers on Saturday, the team announced major yet concerning roster moves. The Bombers placed outfielder Greg Allen and reliever Ryan Weber in IL. While Allen sustained flexor strain on his right hip, Weber strained his forearm. Greg Allen felt sore after Friday’s game and underwent scans that showed a strain.

On the other hand, Ryan Weber will undergo an MRI scan as forearm injuries are tricky and could result in Tommy John surgery which could possibly end the pitcher’s 2023 season. However, the Yankees remain hopeful for the best. Meanwhile, the team has recalled utility player Oswaldo Cabrera and LHP Nick Ramirez from the minor league as reinforcements.