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The New York Yankees woke up to an appalling morning on Monday after the news of Gerrit Cole’s alleged elbow injury sent shockwaves across the Yankees nation. Cole, who earlier pulled up after a mere two innings on spring debut, reportedly complained of discomfort in his pitching elbow.

Aaron Boone, the Yankees skipper, confirmed that Gerrit Cole is having trouble recovering between starts. He will undergo an MRI scan to determine the extent of the injury further. Meanwhile, Cole’s participation in the 2024 season opening day is up in the air, but a highly touted prospect insisted that he feels ready to embrace the major league pitcher’s role.


Will Warren Promote His Candidacy Amid Gerrit Cole’s Injury Scare?

Will Warren
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Gerrit Cole, the reigning AL CY Young pitcher and New York Yankees ace, is scheduled to go for an MRI scan on his pitching elbow after distinct discomfort in between starts. While the exact nature of Cole’s elbow injury is yet unknown, it is likely the ace could miss the opening few weeks of the impending MLB season. However, amid uncertainty, Yanks no.8 prospect Will Warren has insisted that he is ready for the big leagues. On the very day that Cole’s MRI scans news broke out, Warren pitched three innings in the Yank’s 5-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles. He registered two strikeouts but walked three batters, which ruined his overall start.

Regardless, Will Warren left a strong impression on his spring debut overall. Amid evolving dynamics with respect to the New York Yankees opening day roster, Will Warren says he expects to pitch in the big leagues sooner than later. “I feel like I’ve been ready,” Warren said. He added that he is ready to do whatever it takes to help the team win. However, Warren doesn’t count on Gerrit Cole’s injury to fast-track his promotion. The pitcher stated his process involves being prepared to take up any responsibility so that he does not miss out on any chances when the time comes. Thus, Will Warren will continue to work hard to sharpen his own skills and will leave the team dynamics to fate. Overall, the next few days are crucial for the Bronx Bombers. With just over two weeks before opening day, Cole’s loss will cause a huge dent in the team’s championship aspirations.

Gerrit Cole’s MRI Scan Likely A Precautionary Measure By Yankees


Andy Martino of SNY dropped a crucial update on Gerrit Cole’s elbow situation. After Aaron Boone confirmed an MRI scan for Cole’s pitching elbow, Andy said the word ‘precautionary’ is being used in reference to the pitcher’s MRI. The prima facia indicated no extreme concern. But the franchise wants to be cautious with its reigning CY Young ace.

Notably, Aaron Boone confirmed that Gerrit Cole has likened his recovery to that of a regular season when he throws a 100 pitches, only this spring he has been throwing 45-50 pitches. Thus, the extra soreness is a matter of concern, after which the club scheduled an MRI scan for Cole to rule out any major concern.

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