Clay Homes-Matt Carpenter

After a long struggling season, New York Yankees have qualified for the postseason. However, the injury concerns for the team are not tailing behind. Recently, another of their key players, Clay Holmes, has been struggling with a shoulder strain. And looks like he will also find a seat on the Yankees\’ this year\’s famous Injured List like most of his team-mates.

Clay Holmes\’ Shoulder Injury Leading Him To Yankees IL!

Clay Holmes, the All-Star closer for the Yankees, had his right rotator cuff inflamed and required a cortisone shot. As per the reports, before the Division Series begins on October 11, he most likely won\’t throw another pitch. Immediately following Friday night\’s 2-1 defeat to Baltimore, Yankees manager Aaron Boone disclosed the most recent ailment to his already-damaged bullpen. A tiebreaking wild pitch was thrown in the sixth inning by left-handed pitcher Zack Britton. He returned after a one-year absence last week to recover from Tommy John surgery. However, he had to leave the game due to left arm fatigue.


An MRI recently verified the injury, and Holmes was also given a cortisone injection. Now, Aroldis Chapman, Lou Trivino, and Scott Effross are possible candidates to receive the ball in the Yankees\’ subsequent save opportunity. Unfortunately, it\’s possible that Holmes won\’t make another pitch until 2023.

Before the All-Star break, Holmes was excellent. He was recording 16 saves in 18 opportunities while maintaining a 1.41 ERA. However, due to back spasms, he didn\’t throw from August 12 to August 29 and had an 8.22 ERA in his following eight outings. For a significant portion of the second half, Holmes lost the feel of his characteristic sinker. He only recently began to rediscover it, thanks to improved delivery mechanics.

What Did Aaron Boone Say About Matt Carpenter\’s Return?

On Friday afternoon, Matt Carpenter was one of the Yankees practicing their swings on the field at Yankee Stadium. His final few rounds saw him go on the offensive, hitting home runs into the right-field stands after starting with a couple of tame hacks. The Yankees never lost optimism that Carpenter would be able to make a comeback from his shattered left foot before the year was up. Now, assuming no obstacles, it certainly appears as though that plan is becoming a reality.


According to Aaron Boone, Carpenter is \”doing pretty well\” in his rehabilitation and is prepared to begin hitting and incorporating baseball-related exercises. The manager clarified that, concerning the 36-year-old, New York has two alternatives during the remaining six regular-season days. Carpenter will have five days between Game 162 on October 5 and Game 1 of the ALDS on October 11. During this time, New York will do several workouts at Yankee Stadium.

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