Gerrit Cole, Yankees
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When the New York Yankees learned of ace Gerrit Cole’s elbow injury, they were uncertain how the start of the season would look in his absence. Fortunately, the Yanks started just fine, with an 8-2 record, and claimed the top spot on the AL-East table.

That being said, the New York Yankees will eventually need the services of Gerrit Cole to ensure a deep playoff run. Meanwhile, as the Bronx Bombers continue to remain hot, the reigning AL CY Young pitcher decided to speed up his rehabilitation. And if skipper Aaron Boone is to believe, Cole is geared up to advance to the next stage of his recovery process.


Gerrit Cole Will Resume Throwing On Monday-Tuesday, Return Timeline Still Uncertain!

Gerrit Cole, Yankees
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New York Yankees ace and reigning AL CY Young pitcher Gerrit Cole entered the 2024 MLB season on 60-day IL with an elbow nerve inflammation injury. After mere one spring start, Cole’s elbow banged up, and subsequent scans revealed neurological damage. Fortunately, Cole’s UCL is secured, meaning he would avoid season-ending Tommy John surgery. That being said, all this while, the pitcher has been with the team, trying his best to pass on his wisdom to fellow teammates. Moreover, two weeks into the new season, the reigning AL CY Young pitcher is already planning his next course of action. While Cole won’t be eligible to return until May 27, he is all set to take a step in the right direction.

Gerrit Cole will resume throwing from Monday this week, revealed New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone. Notably, Cole was shut down after a nerve inflammation diagnosis last month. Nevertheless, with significant rest, the pitcher is feeling ready to advance to the next stage of rehabilitation. That being said, while no set return timeline remains in place, Cole could return around the first week of June in the best-case scenario. So far, he hasn’t witnessed any setbacks, and given the trajectory, Cole’s return is just around the corner. Remarkably, Gerrit Cole’s absence has not been felt as the rotation has come nicely this year. Nestor Cortes is leading decently at the top, with Carlos Rodon and Marcus Stroman recording rebound starts. With Cole’s impending inclusion, the Yanks’ rotation would transform into a formidable force.

Yankees Reliever To Undergo Season-Ending UCL Surgery!

Jonathan Loaisiga
The Yankees’ Jonathan Loaisiga allowed three hits and four walks, striking out six, over five innings to win his major league debut against the Tampa Bay Rays. Credit…Wendell Cruz/USA Today Sports, via Reuters

Promising New York Yankees relief pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga has been ruled out of the 2024 season with a collateral ligament tear in his right throwing elbow. The pitcher announced he would opt for UCL tear surgery with 10 to 12 months of recovery time. Notably, Loaisiga avoided Tommy John surgery with a 16-month recovery period.

“It’s very hard. Frustrating,” said Loaisiga on his injury diagnosis. However, more or less, Jonathan Loaisiga’s tenure with the New York Yankees seems over. The relief pitcher entered his walk year with full promise. But injuries continue to shunt his growth as it previously did in 2023. Meanwhile, the Yanks have called up Dennis Santana from Triple-A as an immediate bullpen replacement.

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