Akshita Patel

REPORTS: Yankees Catcher, Relief Corp Picks Up Injury On Day 1 Of Spring Camp!

The New York Yankees opened up spring camp on Wednesday as pitchers and catchers reported at George Steinbrenner field in Tampa, Florida. The likes of Carlos Rodon, Marcus Stroman, and Nestor Cortes were seen pitching live. On the other hand, a few sluggers also joined to watch the proceedings on the sidelines.

That being said, the absence of catcher Jose Trevino raised a lot of eyebrows. Trevino and Austin Wells are expected to lead the catching depth this MLB season. While Wells made his way in style, Jose was no where to be found. Amid growing concerns, New York Yankees skipper Aaron Boone addressed the media and voiced clarity on the same.


Jose Trevino To Miss First Half Of Yankees Spring Camp With Calf Strain!

Jose Trevino
Yankees catcher Jose Trevino walks to the dugout before an MLB baseball game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke

On Day 1 of spring training, the New York Yankees were hit with a massive blow as key catcher Jose Trevino picked up an injury. Trevino, whose last season was cut short due to wrist surgery, was pronounced healthy ahead of the 2024 season. Not only that but Trevino appeared before the media at an public event a few days ago and confirmed full recovery. However, tables turned within a few hours as the catcher skipped Day 1 of spring training. After raging speculations, manager Aaron Boone cleared the air and confirmed the fans’ worst nightmare. Boone reckoned Trevino is down with calf strain sustained a couple of weeks ago.

Not only that, but the catcher is expected to miss initial few weeks of spring training due to the injury concern. However, Aaron Boone is expecting Jose Trevino to be fit by opening day which is scheduled for March 28. That being said, losing Trevino could be a major dent into the New York Yankees 2024 season campaign. He is the lead catcher for the team after Kyle Higashioka landed in the San Diego Padres earlier this off-season. Moreover, the next depth in line is prospect Austin Wells who is yet to mature. Thus, Jose’s importance in the lineup is much more than what it seems. It’s important for Bronx Bombers prioritize his health and make him fit enough to catch on opening day. The season opener is still weeks away which gives the club enough time to help their lead catcher.

Reliever Scott Effross Ruled Out Until Summer With Back Surgery!

Scott Effross

In another major setback for the New York Yankees, relief pitcher Scott Effross has been ruled out until summer due to a back surgery he underwent in December last year. Aaron Boone, the skipper, recently revealed the same in a pre-spring season press conference. Effross’ absence is a significant blow as team had high hopes for the right-handed heading into the upcoming season.

Scott Effross, who was expected to play a crucial role in the Yankees’ bullpen, will now face an extended period of rehabilitation and recovery. The decision to undergo back surgery indicates that Effross’ injury is serious enough to warrant surgical intervention. While the exact nature of the injury has not been disclosed, the recovery timeline suggests that Effross will miss a substantial portion of the season.

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