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Nathan Eovaldi is expected to be out at least 2 weeks with elbow inflammation

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The flamethrowing righty is going to hit the disabled list with experiencing soreness in his right elbow.

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According to Sweeny Murti at WFAN, Nathan Eovaldi will be shut down for the next two weeks with a bad case of elbow inflammation. On the season, the 27-year-old is 14-3 with a 4.20 ERA over 27 starts. Eovaldi had Tommy John surgery in high school, so any health concerns pertaining to his elbow have to be handled extremely cautiously. Given the trend of high velocity pitchers going under the knife, the fact that Eovaldi routinely hits triple digits on the radar gun is always somewhat of a gift and a curse.

With Eovaldi out, the Yankees can look to CC Sabathia to fill the spot. They might also consider stretching Adam Warren out or plugging Chris Capuano back into the rotation. Either way, losing Eovaldi is tough, especially since he has put up a 3.43 ERA over his last 14 starts. Initial reports suggest that he will use the next two weeks to recover and won't throw at all, so there is a definite possibility of him being done for the season. Hopefully, Nasty Nate will be back on the hill late into October.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Per <a href="https://twitter.com/YankeesWFAN">@YankeesWFAN</a> Nathan Eovaldi is being shut down for the next two weeks with Elbow Inflammation</p>&mdash; Pete Hoffman (@TheHoffWFAN) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheHoffWFAN/status/641015521123663873">September 7, 2015</a></blockquote>

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