The New York Yankees’ most hyped addition during the off-season, Carlos Rodon, is yet to pitch for the club this season. After a poor debut in the spring, the pitcher suffered an injury on his throwing arm, which ruled out his participation on the opening day. Subsequently, the southpaw was placed on the IL indefinitely. However, a few weeks into the season, Rodon made positive progress and stood only one step away from a return.
That being said, a back injury further delayed his comeback. A few days ahead of the live BP session, Carlos Rodon complained of back stiffness. The Yankees, on the other hand, did not intend to take any risk and put his baseball-related activities on hold. To further seek clarity on the situation, the Bombers asked Rodon to undergo multiple CT scans. However, the latest reports do not look highly promising at all.
Carlos Rodon’s Back Shows No Structural Damage In The Latest CT Scan
The New York Yankees pitcher, Carlos Rodon, has been marred by injuries lately. He is yet to make his debut in the pinstripes this season. While the initial forearm injury has healed, the newly appeared back stiffness refuses to die down. Despite weeks of rest and a CT scan, Rodon repeatedly complained of back pain. Hence, the Yankees stopped his throwing activities and asked the Southpaw to undergo another CT scan. The scan reports reportedly reveal no structural damage to his back, as per Randy Miller of NJ.com. However, on the downside, it could take an additional 6-8 weeks for Rodon’s back to reach match-level fitness.
It’s certainly bad news for the Yankees, whose pitching rotation remains in a dire state. They have lacked depth which cost an awful lot of games recently. Hence, Carlos’ return becomes vital for the team moving ahead in the tournament. In the meantime, the Yankees will likely continue to monitor Rodon’s condition closely and work with him on a suitable rehabilitation plan. The skipper Aaron Boone said that Carlos Rodon would continue to play catch until his back subsides. Moreover, he is hopeful of the southpaw’s timely return as his back is still intact with no structural damage. If all things go well, the Bombers will schedule a bullpen session for Rodon after a week.
Aaron Boone Confirms Carlos Rodon Has Lost No Throwing Time Despite Back Injury
Carlos Rodon’s latest back injury has delayed his return to the pinstripes. However, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone suggests otherwise. He believes Rodon has not lost any throwing time and is right on track for recovery. He said the team is looking after him, and he has already started throwing a bit and played catch, too, on Sunday.
Thus, it’s just a matter of time before the left-handed pitcher makes his way back on the mound for the Yankees. The Bombers remain in high anticipation of Rodon’s debut ever since his acquisition during the off-season. The Yankees signed Carlos Rodon for a six-year deal with $162 million. He was scheduled to start second after Gerrit Cole in the opening series against his ex-team, the San Francisco Giants. However, an unfortunate injury derailed all the plans. Nonetheless, the recent injury update should surely hype up the fans as they await the Southpaw’s debut.