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Arnab Bose

Yankees Injury Update: Carlos Rodon’s Probable Start Scheduled For Tuesday

New York Yankees had a season of ups and downs this year. Some say it has been their worst season, but the team believes they can turn things around. Moreover, the Bronx Bombers faced a great deal of injury issues this year. Albeit players sustaining injuries is not new to the sport, the Yankees had a little too much to deal with this current season. It sure did hamper their campaign this year. In early August, Carlos Rodon sustained a left hamstring injury. Moreover, the star-free agent acquisition received placement on the 15-day IL due to the hamstring strain.

It has been a pretty challenging season for Carlos Rodon. He signed with the Yankees in free agency for a massive six-year contract worth $162 million. Later, he managed only to throw an overall 27.0 innings for the franchise. However, the left hamstring strain did not help his cause in early August. Moreover, the Yankees can really use his help at present. The most successful franchise in the league is on the verge of elimination before the playoffs this year.

   

Carlos Rodon Hopefull To Return On Tuesday

Carlos Rodon Yankees
Carlos Rodon Yankees Source: NBC Sports

Things are just not going the New York side’s way. But the team is not willing to give up just yet. On the other hand, the Yankees fans have some reason to be happy after the news came out that the star pitcher Carlos Rodon will be back soon. As per The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner, the team is planning to include him in the rotation against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday. Moreover, it looks like Carlos is recovering pretty well from his injury. According to NJ.com’s Max Goodman, the team manager Aaron Boone mentioned Rodon threw a five-inning simulated game in Tampa.

Moreover, it looks like he is ready to return. Boone expects Rodon to bounce back in his recovery. Then the 30-year-old pitcher can be in the starting lineup at the Yankee stadium against the Nationals on Tuesday. If everything goes well, then Rodon’s comeback can raise hopes for the Yankees to make the postseason. However, to help the Yankees make the postseason, Carlos Rodon needs to do much better than his current season’s performance so far. Carlos Rodon posted a poor 1-4 record with a 7.33 ERA along with 25 strikeouts. He did not play many games, but he did struggle a lot.

Aaron Boone Glad To See Rodon And Severino Back Soon

Luis Severino Yankees
Luis Severino Yankees Source: Sports Illustrated

According to Aaron Boone, the Yankees can still make the playoffs. But the team will look forward to the returns of two starting pitchers, Carlos Rodon and Luis Severino. If Rodon resumes his campaign on Tuesday, Severino can do that from Wednesday. There is a chance the Bronx Bombers can finish with a below .500 percentage this season.

It will be their worst season since the 1992 season. In the American League East, the Yankees at present sit last. Moreover, the Yankees cannot afford to sustain any more injuries coming to the fag end of the regular season. They have a lot to do to turn things around. Can the Yankees make the postseason this year?