As the Yankees get ready for the first ever London Series, they can be confident knowing that their offense is finally back together. With returns from Didi Gregorius, Giancarlo Stanton, and Aaron Judge, the lineup arguably has no “holes” available for any opposing pitcher. Unfortunately for the Yankees, their biggest hurdle currently is the health of their pitching staff. Combined with a few other sluggers, here is the latest information on the 13 Yankees on the injured list.
As Severino recovers from the Grade 2 lat strain discovered in April, he is currently throwing on flat ground and hasn’t yet graduated to the mound. According to Bryan Hoch, he should start throwing off the mound next week.
A Betances return has been stalled as he recently experienced a set back after throwing a bullpen session in Tampa. The following morning, soreness in his lat muscle caused him to miss his next scheduled bullpen. It’s unclear when he will be cleared to throw again.
After struggling for a few starts, German finally admitted he was feeling some pain in his left hip, and was officially put on the injured list with a hip flexor strain. Similar to Severino, German has started throwing again but not on the mound.
If Maybin was worried about being sent down with the addition of Judge, it doesn’t matter anymore. The outfielder is headed to the injured list. A “pop” in his left calf has him sidelined, and he is expected to be out awhile.
Loaisiga was placed on the injured list after giving the Yankees notice he was feeling some discomfort. An MRI revealed a right rotator cuff strain and he has since been transferred to the 60-day injured list which might imply some worry initially not foreseen.
Working his way back from Tommy John surgery last season, the left-handed pitcher recently suffered a set back. Montgomery is now dealing with shoulder inflammation and will be shut down for two weeks.
Morales was placed on the 10-day injured list because of a left calf strain. No updates have been provided, but it is interesting to mention the Edwin Encarnacion acquisition. It doesn’t seem like the Yankees will have any space for him once he makes a return.
Bird himself doesn’t want to offer a timetable on when he will once again be joining the Yankees. He is on the 60-day injured list with a plantar fascia tear. Originally thought to only be down for about a month, it has now been two but at least he is not still wearing the boot.
Another Yankee with a strained calf, Tulowitzki was working his way back to the majors until he once again injured the same calf. He has since left the Yankee complex in Tampa. Essentially, the organization and fan base are just waiting to see what decision Tulowitzki makes going foward.
The Yankees are just hoping he will be ready for spring training after undergoing season-ending surgery.
Like Loaisiga, Barrett was placed on the 10-day injured list but has since been moved to the 60-day injured list. He is dealing with a right flexor strain.
Also working his way back from Tommy John surgery, Heller has started extended spring training.
Earlier this season, Boone said, “Ellsbury is dealing with different things.” Yes, he has been for quite a while now.