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Gerrit Cole encountered his worst fate during spring training earlier this year as he banged up his pitching arm elbow on debut. While the New York Yankees ace avoided season-ending Tommy John surgery, the nerve inflammation still required Cole to undergo 10-12 weeks of rehabilitation.

As per his current timeline, the reigning AL CY Young pitcher isn’t eligible to return until May 27. However, it appears, the Yankees intends to take things slow with Cole and his schedule might be pushed back. Skipper Aaron Boone recently refused to commit to a tentative return date as he was unsure of Cole’s build-up.


Gerrit Cole Is Yet To Pitch Off Mound; All-Star Window Seem Ideal For Return!

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Last week, New York Yankees injured ace Gerrit Cole extended out to throwing from 120 feet, the maximum limit for a rehabbing pitcher. And given his positive progress, Cole was set to move on to the next important step, which was to throw from the mound. However, manager Aaron Boone recently revealed that the pitcher is yet to embrace the next step and that he went through a heavy throwing day on Tuesday. “I’m sure it’s soon, but I don’t have that,” Boone said. It seems the club intends to slow down Cole’s rehab to avert the risk of setbacks. Notably, several pundits believe that Cole will require at least a couple of more weeks past his original timeline to be fully prepared to pitch in the majors.

Apparently, Gerrit Cole needs a proper full-fledged spring build up which could last anywhere around six weeks. This means, that the most ideal return window for Gerrit Cole would be around the All-Star break (July 13-16). When quizzed manager Aaron Boone about the same, the skipper was once again non-committal. He said the pitcher and his trainers are working hard behind the scenes, and he does not want to look that far ahead. Undoubtedly, the Yanks’ move to not rush their ace’s rehab is the best choice, given how the rotation has been performing well in his absence. While Cole’s services will be required in the latter half of the season, until then, the rest of his rotation troops can manage the fort just fine.

Luis Gil’s Career Best Night Propel Yankees To Comprehensive Win Over Orioles!

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In the absence of ace pitcher Gerrit Cole, Luis Gil, the Yankees’ fifth starter, pitched his career-best start against the mighty Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday. Gil pitched into the seventh innings for the first time in his professional career to strike out five hitters without giving up a single run in two singles and a walk.

Furthermore, Clay Holmes’s incredible save kept the Orioles scoreless as Oswaldo Cabrera’s two-run home run in the fifth inning proved to be a match-winning hit for Yankees. After dropping the initial two matchups of the four-game series, the Bronx Bombers are finally back on track. The finale between two AL-East titans is scheduled for Thursday, and the Yanks are still out of the woods.

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