Looks like the Yankees are ready to cross hands and hope for the best with Corey Kluber.
After the right-hander went to several top doctors about his strained right shoulder, Kluber and the Yankees decided to see if he could throw despite the injury.
He was diagnosed with fatigue after starting on May 25. After three innings, it is clear that Kluber’s shoulders represent the number of starts in the major for more than a decade. including the last five years he threw more than 200 innings each season.
Aaron Boone said Kluber returned to the Yankees on Friday and played a catch. He didn’t have any symptoms. and as long as it remains Soon he was able to start a throwing project. instead of shutting down for four weeks. which is the original plan
“He̵7;s been keeping a close eye on this. And what followed was a man with many opportunities. It’s a seasoned pitcher,” Boone said of Kluber, who didn’t hit anyone in Texas on May 19. “What is an acute injury? And what are the chronic symptoms? There are a lot of wrinkles on the arms.”
On the bright side, Boone said Kluber’s “physical assessment is good.”
Boone accepts the situation. “Sounds a little gray” due to the dueling plot, but if Kluber feels OK, he’ll keep tossing.
“I think it has to come down. Can he get back to where he’s ready to go and play effectively?” Boone said before the Yankees 5-2 defeat to the Red Sox.
The Yankees signed a one-year, $11 million deal with Kluber, despite all those opportunities. and the fact that he only had one chance last year before the shoulder pain is over
Kluber is still expected to be out for at least eight weeks, but Boone said if his throwing program goes well and he remains asymptomatic. That could change.
“We’ll see where we are in the coming weeks if he’s really in the throwing programme,” Boone said of Kluber, who has a 3.04 ERA in 51 ¹/₃ innings this season.
If Luis Severino’s recovery from Tommy John surgery goes as planned, he could be back in rotation in July. His first rehab start is scheduled for Sunday in Tampa. Ahead of Severino’s return, the Yankees could find a way to bring back Deivi Garcia, who gave up two runs — and walked three — in the 5 ¹/₃ innings for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.
Midfield remains disastrous following a wrist injury at the end of Aaron Hicks’ end-of-season Brett Gardner, which started there on Friday. lost to the Yankees again Gardner also performed poorly in ninth place. When he was jogging for Marvin Gonzalez hit the middle Made Gonzalez second.
Nestor Cortes bailed on Gardner, beating Christian Vazquez and Christian Arroyo to leave the innings.
“We believe in what [Gardner] I can do it,’ said Boon. “I think. [Gardner’s] There are better swings late in the day.”
The Yankees are in the market for a central fielder. but in the meantime They turned to some unproductive options. Aaron Judge, who played there on Wednesday for the first time since 2018, said he could play there again if needed, and Boone indicated he might use Judge there. on saturday
“I feel great there,” said the judge, who started playing on the right pitch on Friday.
The Yankees were wary of the judges because he had to deal with a lower body injury during the first half of the season. But he doesn’t seem to care that playing in the middle could exacerbate his injury risk.
The Yankees were back in the middle on Friday when Greg Allen was activated from the injury list, with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Estevan Florial still at SWB as well.
Luke Voit worked at first base ahead of Friday’s game at Yankee Stadium as he returned from a tense left.
“He’s doing well,” Boone said, adding that Voit started countering as well.
“He’s trendy. I would say in a very good direction. The hope is that he can start swinging and picking up the bats.”
DJ LeMahieu remained at the top of the lineup despite entering Friday with a 9-for49 slip of his previous 13 games. During that period, LeMahieu didn’t hit extra base and hit 11 times to walk five. time He had two singles at four at-bats on Friday. but hit twice
He expressed his frustration Thursday by repeatedly slamming his helmet into the dugout after being caught losing Tampa Bay.
“I’m not worried about the DJ,” Boone said.
Lucas Luetke refused to play 14 games in a row until he gave up one of the sixth match.