Yankees’ Britton has setback, returns to IL


ATLANTA — New York Yankees reliever Zack Britton has sustained one other harm setback, happening the 10-day injured checklist Monday with a strained left elbow.

Talking earlier than the beginning of an necessary two-game collection towards the first-place Atlanta Braves, Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone stated the group will consider Britton’s situation over the subsequent few days to find out the most effective plan of action.

Britton had some ache in his elbow earlier than a rained-out recreation Sunday towards the Minnesota Twins. He underwent an MRI that confirmed “a small pressure,” Boone stated.

“Now we’re within the means of getting quite a lot of opinions to verify everyone seems to be on the identical web page about subsequent steps and every little thing,” Boone stated. “We’ll most likely know extra over the subsequent few days in that regard.”

The harm was simply the most recent in a string of illnesses which have plagued Britton this season.

He did not make his season debut till June 12 after present process arthroscopic surgical procedure to take away a bone chip in his left elbow. Then he spent extra time on the injured checklist with a hamstring pressure.

“I understand how onerous he is labored to get again, and the final couple of outings, feeling like he was constructing some good momentum, so I do know he is pissed off,” Boone stated. “I am simply feeling for him and all he is been by this 12 months.”

The 33-year-old Britton had eight saves and a 1.89 ERA throughout the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. However he has struggled this season, going 0-1 with a 5.89 ERA and only one save in 22 appearances whereas falling out of favor for late-inning conditions.

Britton is making $13 million this season and the Yankees already picked up his $14 million choice for 2022, stopping him from probably opting out of his contract after final 12 months.

In one other harm setback, Miguel Andújar remains to be coping with lingering ache from a strained left wrist.

He had performed a few video games on an harm rehab project, however was shut down once more earlier than the Yankees moved him to the 60-day injured checklist on Monday.

Andújar has performed first base, third base and left area for the Yankees. He has been out since early July and will not be eligible to return now till Sept. 5.

“He is nonetheless simply feeling slightly one thing in that hand and wrist space,” Boone stated. “He noticed the physician once more. There’s nothing actual vital so far as something that is going to forestall him [from playing] aside from preventing by slightly little bit of ache tolerance. However we’ll most likely shut him down for a minimum of few extra days and type of let drugs take over.”

Boone stated he is hopeful that Andújar can start one other rehab project by the top of the week.

In different strikes, the Yankees reinstated right-hander Clay Holmes from the COVID-19 injured checklist and recalled outfielder Jonathan Davis from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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