The New York Yankees have been in fabulous form this year, with some experts claiming the team to be an All-time best lineup for the Bombers. The Pinstripers will start a new series at the Tropicana Field against the Rays to build on their unbelievable 49-17 record this season in the American League.
Meanwhile, the Yankees squad has been dealing with injuries to some of its players. Still, they have managed to keep winning, which is a good sign for the team. On Saturday, Aaron Boone gave an update on some of the Yankees players who are likely to return soon, while others might take a little more time. So, let\’s take a look at the Yankees\’ injured list and the updates on players.
The Bombers pitcher underwent a Tommy John surgery in September 2021. The two-time MLB All-Star has been on a sixty-day injured list since March 13. He has missed 65 games since then. Boone revealed that Zack would try out in the Bullpen this week at the Yankees\’ player development complex in Tampa or possibly ahead of the game against the Rays at Tropicana Field.
Moreover, Britton will rest his arms for ten days as a part of the prescheduled reload. As per the Yankees manager, the reload would be a part of his Tommy John recovery. In addition, the reload is scheduled around to start around the time the Pinstripers will play a makeup game against Houston on June 23, 2022. Zack will fly with the team to Houston and spend some time at his home. The franchise hoped Britton to return to their active squad by August or September. Boone added,\” He trending in a good place.\”
Chapman was put on a 15-day injury list later in May due to a Left Achilles tendinitis. The 34-year-old has missed 23 games this season. On Saturday, the seven-time All-Star threw a 28-pitch bullpen at the Yankees\’facility in Tampa. As per the Bombers\’ coach, Chapman came out of the session really well.
Further, the 2016 World Series champion live BP throwing is scheduled for Tuesday when the Yankees go up against the Rays in St. Petersburg. Chapman\’s return to the lineup will depend on how his practice on Tuesday turns out.
Domingo German suffered a right shoulder impingement syndrome. As a result, German has been on a sixty-day injured list since March 18 and has missed 65 games till now. Domingo had no setbacks while throwing three innings in the Bullpen on June 15. The Dominican pitcher will undergo his first rehab in Tampa this week.
Meanwhile, the Yankees skipper felt Domingo might be fit enough to pitch on Tuesday. The Yankees are planning on using German as a starter or a reliever. However, the quickest path to a major league game would be as a reliever, as the star starters are on fire this season. Hence, there would not be any place until someone in the rotation gets injured.
Green tore his right flexor early in June, which turned injury a Tommy John surgery, almost ending his season. The 31-year-old has missed 27 games so far. The Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery, who stays in touch with Green, revealed that his teammate hopes to be back on the field sometime in 2023. In addition, Chad Green will become a free agent after the 2022 season.
The right-handed pitcher suffered from shoulder inflammation and has been on a 15-day injured list since May 25. Loaisiga has missed 24 games during the period. The 27-year-old started a throwing program last week and should return to the lineup fairly soon, as per the Bombers\’ boss.
The Yankees catcher underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in May after a partially torn meniscus. He was put on a 60-day injury list in April and has missed 65 games since. Boone shared that Ben\’s recovery from surgery has been positive. The 24-year-old might be back on the field later in June. After recovering fully, Rortvedt will most likely play a few rehab games before being sent to the Triple-A.