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The New York Yankees’ perfect world turned upside down in just a matter of few hours after injury concerns related to Gerrit Cole broke the internet. MLB insider Bryan Hoch, currently covering the team’s spring campaign in Tampa, first reported Cole’s elbow issue on his X handle on Monday.

Hoch wrote that Gerrit Cole is scheduled to undergo an MRI on his pitching elbow over alleged discomfort. As the Yankee fans hold their breathe while Cole undergo multiple scans, MLB analyst Mike Stanton is worried about the repercussion of Cole’s injury on the lackluster rotational depth.


Mike Stanton Highlights Gaps In Yankees Rotation Depth Amid Gerrit Cole’s Elbow Injury

Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole is still not ruled out of opening-day contention despite significant stiffness in his pitching elbow. However, Aaron Boone confirmed the Yankees have had a conversation about potential replacements in case Cole misses out. The message is clear: the reigning AL CY Young pitcher will most likely skip the initial few weeks of the season as the franchise moves towards a cautious approach. However, seeking reinforcements to fill Cole’s giant shoes is a task in itself for the Yankee front office. Meanwhile, MLB analyst Mike Stanton recently suggested severe implications of Cole’s absence on the team’s rotation depth in his latest appearance on Bleav in The Bronx.

Stanton highlighted the lack of depth options in the Yanks pitching staff. “Rotation already has some issues. It’s very talented. But there’s not a whole heck of a lot of depth,” said Mike Stanton. The analyst added that while the Yankees are doing a good job by downplaying Gerrit Cole’s elbow situation without any substantial scan results, the depth woes cannot be overlooked. Indeed, the issue flagged by Mike Stanton is a matter of huge concern for the Bronx Bombers. They are looking at prospect No. 8, Will Warren, as the immediate fifth starter replacement. Besides, Blake Snell and Dylan Cease are some external options that will require the team to go out of the way to finalize a deal. Overall, Gerrit Cole’s elbow injury has exposed the gaps in the New York Yankees’ pitching rotation. As the team gears up for opening day in Cole’s absence, addressing these deficiencies will be imperative for their success moving forward.

Aaron Boone Faces Difficulty To Envision Gerrit Cole Starting On Opening Day!


While providing a new update on Gerrit Cole’s elbow injury, skipper Aaron Boone said the testing is still underway. The team is taking multiple opinions, and it will be days before everybody included in the discussion weighs their thoughts. Additionally, Boone admitted that he does not necessarily see Cole pitching on opening day against the Houston Astros.

Moreover, according to Boone, the Yankees have already had discussions about who would start on opening day if Gerrit Cole misses out. Needless to say, the Cole situation is turning into an absolute nightmare for the Bronx Bombers just days ahead of opening day. The next few days remain crucial as Yanks waits for the official diagnosis.

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