It’s August 16 and the Yankees somehow still have a veritable All-Star team on the injured list. The good news is that many players appear ready to return in the coming weeks. Here’s the latest news on the various injured players.
The third baseman underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder back in May. He will not return this season. Andujar told Jack Curry they he expects to begin a throwing program next month, and he should be good to go for spring training. The Yankees held on to him at the trade deadline, much to the 24-year-old’s relief.
The Yankees placed the right-handed reliever on the injured list with flexor strain in his right elbow in May. According to Bryan Hoch, he has resumed throwing. There is no timetable for his return.
According to Jon Morosi, Betances threw off a mound yesterday for the first time in his rehab. This marks a notable milestone for the right-hander. He has been sidelined all season with bone spurs in his shoulder and a lat strain. While no firm return date has been given, the Yankees could see him by August’s end or in September.
The first baseman landed on the IL with a left plantar fascia tear in April. Bryan Hoch’s latest reporting finds Bird “in and out of a walking boot” with the intention of resuming baseball activities before season’s end.
Aaron Boone said that Ellsbury has dealt with a number of issues between his hip and plantar fascia. “Not baseball activities,” the manager said of Ellsbury’s rehab progress, “but moving toward full workouts.”
The 36-year-old suffered a fractured wrist on August 3. Encarnacion continues to build strength before holding a bat, reports Bradford William Davis. He might be able to return in September.
Hale hit the shelf with a lumbar sprain late in July. Bryan Hoch says that he has progressed to throwing 30-pitch bullpens and could return this month.
The right-hander’s return from Tommy John surgery has been met with complications and setbacks. A forearm strain delayed his rehab, but he appears good to go now. Conor Foley of the Scranton Times-Tribune believes he should be seeing in-game action soon.
The center fielder suffered a flexor strain in his right elbow while attempting a throw earlier this month. A recent consultation with a doctor revealed that the injury hasn’t healed enough to begin a throwing program. Brendan Kuty reports that Hicks will require two more weeks of rest before another evaluation.
Holder went on the IL on August 10 (retroactive to August 7) with right shoulder inflammation. He pitched in parts of three innings while serving as an opener, and while Boone denies that resulted in the injury, it couldn’t have helped.
Like Heller, Montgomery’s road back from Tommy John surgery hasn’t been smooth. The southpaw experienced left shoulder inflammation while rehabbing his elbow, but has since returned to the mound. Brendan Kuty says Montgomery pitched in a simulated game earlier this week, so a September return isn’t out of the realm of possibility.
The veteran left-hander will start on Sunday afternoon, just a little under a month after landing on the IL with right knee inflammation.
According to Jack Curry, Severino threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session yesterday. Curry notes that Severino will throw a simulated game on Sunday before heading out on a rehab assignment. The right-hander expects to make two or three starts before being ready to join the big-league team.
Bryan Hoch says that Stanton has started tee and toss, and is running at 85% effort on an AlterG treadmill. The outfielder told Lindsey Adler that he wants “a few weeks of at-bats” before appearing in postseason games.
The southpaw landed on the IL on August 11 with a left elbow impingement. Like Holder, he appeared to have stayed in a game for a little too long.
The first baseman seems to have avoided surgery for his sports hernia. He took batting practice and has been fielding. Bryan Hoch says he could begin a rehab assignment shortly after the Yankees head on the road.