Here’s an up-to-date tracker on the Yankees‘ injuries…
Sept. 8, 3:46 p.m.
The Yankees placed right-handed reliever Albert Abreu on the 15-day IL due to a right hamstring strain.
To replace Abreu on the roster, New York recalled left-hander Nick Ramirez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Abreu struggled in his appearance on Thursday, allowing two runs on three hits (including a homer) while striking out three.
Overall this season, he has a 4.73 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with 61 strikeouts in 59 innings.
Sept. 6, 4:40 p.m.
It appears Yankees starter Nestor Cortes’ 2023 season has come to an end.
When asked if there was a chance Cortes could still return off the IL before the end of the regular season manager Aaron Boone said Wednesday, “I would say no.”
“Never say never,” the manager added. “You never know where this season ends up going. First things first, he’s set to begin his throwing program and he’s in line to do that based on how the last few weeks have gone.”
The 28-year-old was placed on the IL on Aug. 11 with a rotator cuff strain after making just one start following a two-month stint on the shelf with a shoulder strain.
Boone added that Cortes is “doing well” and that he thinks the left-hander start his throwing program this weekend.
Shutting down reliever Keynan Middleton, who went on the 15-day IL earlier on Wednesday, is not in the cards at the moment.
“It remains to be seen, it’s inflammation, so I don’t think he’s going to be shut down for very long,” Boone said. “The thought is hopefully he can begin throwing in a couple days here and we will get him back, but we’ll just have to see.”
Sept. 6, 11:56 a.m.
The Yankees have placed reliever Keynan Middleton on the 15-day IL with right shoulder inflammation, retroactive to Sept. 3.
To take his place in the bullpen, lefty Matt Krook has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Acquired in a trade deadline deal with the Chicago White Sox, Middleton has been excellent out of the bullpen for the Yankees. In 11 games (13.1 innings), Middleton has allowed just one earned run, giving him a 0.68 ERA.
Sept. 5, 4:00 p.m.
The Yankees have shut down first baseman Anthony Rizzo for the remainder of the season, manager Aaron Boone told reporters prior to Tuesday’s game against the Tigers.
The veteran was placed on the IL just over a month ago due to a concussion he suffered back on May 28 during a collision at first base with Fernando Tatis Jr..
Rizzo had been working his way back and is doing well with his recent checkups but with him still not cleared to play, they decided it would be best to shut things down for the year.
Boone added that the team has been very encouraged with how Rizzo’s been doing, so he’s hopeful this isn’t something that will effect him long-term.
Sept. 3, 4 p.m.
The Yankees placed RHP Ian Hamilton on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to Aug. 31) with a right groin strain.
Most recently, Hamilton struck out five and walked one in three hitless innings of a 6-2 win at the Detroit Tigers Aug. 30.
In 52 1/3 IP over 35 games (three starts) this season, Hamilton has pitched to a 2.24 ERA and 1.15 WHIP.
Sept. 1, 1:38 p.m.
The Yankees announced on Friday that RHP Luis Gil would begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Tampa.
The 25-year-old underwent Tommy John surgery last May and has not pitched since.
Aug. 26, 1:00 p.m.
Despite the expectation that Josh Donaldson has played his last game in a Yankee uniform, it appears that may not be the case.
Aaron Boone told reporters pregame Friday that the veteran infielder has been fully participating in baseball activities for over a week now and he appears to be getting closer to beginning a rehab assignment.
The skipper wouldn’t rule out the possibility of Donaldson being back when he’s first eligible to return from the IL.
“He’s getting close to being in a rehab situation, and he’s doing all of the work to put himself in that position,” Boone said. “Hopefully he continues to make the right kind of progress to put himself in that position.”
Donaldson, who is in the final year of his deal, landed on the 60-day IL with a calf injury back on July 16. He’s appeared in just 33 games this season and is hitting .142 with ten home runs and a .659 OPS.
Aug. 22, 1:58 p.m.
The Yankees announced a handful of roster moves on Tuesday afternoon.
As expected, left-hander Carlos Rodon (hamstring) was activated off the 15-day IL and is scheduled to start Tuesday night’s series opener against the Nationals
Meanwhile, in order to make room for top prospects Everson Pereira and Oswald Peraza on the active roster, the Yankees designated Greg Allen for assignment and placed outfielder Billy McKinney on the 10-day IL with a left lower back spasm.
McKinney, who has played 48 games in the outfield this season as the Yankees have endured a number of injuries, went 0-for-3 in Sunday’s loss to the Red Sox. On the season, McKinney is hitting .227 with six home runs.
Aug. 18, 4:17 p.m.
The Yankees appear to be getting back reinforcements to their starting rotation soon.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Friday that Carlos Rodon is expected to come off the injured list and start on Tuesday against the Washington Nationals. Luis Severino is expected to make his next start on Wednesday.
Rodon has been on the IL since Aug. 6 with a hamstring injury.
Aug. 16, 5:56 p.m.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone gave an update on Carlos Rodon and his simulated game Wednesday.
According to the skipper — via NJ.com’s Max Goodman — Rodon threw five innings in Tampa and it went well. The lefty can be activated when first eligible on Aug. 21, a matchup with the Washington Nationals at Yankee Stadium. The team will monitor how Rodon feels over the next couple of days.
Rodon has been on the IL due to a hamstring injury.
Aug. 15, 4:10 p.m.
Manager Aaron Boone said on the “Talkin’ Yanks” podcast Tuesday that the club is hopeful to get left-hander Carlos Rodon back next week when he is eligible to come off the 15-day injured list, but they won’t rush him.
“We’re not rushing Carlos, if anything, the conversation was to keep him pitching, he certainly felt like he could, it was minor enough to where he mighta been able,” Boone said of the hamstring injury that landed the 30-year-old on the IL. “We just didn’t want to put him in a spot where he’s trying to really be able to gain some traction and obviously the long-term commitment we have to him. And didn’t want to put him into a position to go out there and maybe be ok, but probably be in a little bit of jeopardy of hurting himself a little bit.”
“He’s gonna be in a good spot when he’s ready to come back and hopefully pitch for us next week. He’s got a live sim game [Wednesday] in Tampa where he’ll go quite a few pitches and then hopefully he’ll be in line from there.”
Boone added that they are hopeful the left-hander Nestor Cortes’ shoulder issues will be resolved with his few weeks without throwing, but “shoulders are always tricky a little bit.”
The manager indicated that Cortes could be “the one to watch and to see” if there is a need for offseason surgery, but the club will be able to monitor him as he progresses during his three-to-four weeks of no throw as he builds himself up in his throwing program in the month of September.
Aug. 13, 12:30 p.m.
Prior to Sunday’s series finale against the Marlins, Aaron Boone gave injury updates on two key Yankees.
DJ LeMahieu, who is day-to-day and remains sidelined due to a calf injury, is expected to be able to return to the lineup for Monday’s series opener against the Braves.
Carlos Rodon successfully threw two ups in a bullpen session this weekend. The lefty will travel to Tampa for a live session in hopes of being activated when first eligible Aug. 21.
Rodon has been on the IL due to a hamstring injury.
Aug. 11, 5:15 p.m.
Prior to Friday’s series opener against the Miami Marlins, Yankees manager Aaron Boone gave updates on a number of players including Anthony Rizzo, DJ LeMahieu and Frankie Montas.
LeMahieu is not starting for the second consecutive game, but Boone said he’s day-to-day after imaging on his injured calf didn’t show much. Boone said “we’ll see” when asked if LeMahieu was available off the bench tonight.
Rizzo is with the team in Miami and is progressing after meeting with a doctor. He’s not doing much in terms of baseball activities outside of playing catch. The first baseman is still week-to-week but hopes to start ramping up baseball activities next week.
As for Montas, the righty is still in the middle of his throwing program in Florida. When asked if he could return this season, Boone said “I don’t think so,” but he didn’t want to speak out of turn.
In eight starts with the Yankees since being acquired at last year’s trade deadline, Montas is 1-3 with a 6.35 ERA and a 1.53 WHIP. He’s expected to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season.
Aug. 11, 4:01 p.m.
The Yankees announced a surprising roster move prior to Friday’s game against the Miami Marlins when they placed Nestor Cortes on the 15-day IL with a rotator cuff strain.
The left-hander had just returned from the IL last week after a two-month stint for a left shoulder strain and pitched four innings against the Astros allowing just one hit. He was scheduled to pitch on Saturday vs. the Marlins.
RHPs Jhony Brito and Randy Vasquez were both recalled from Triple-A Scranton.
Aug. 9, 7:26 p.m.
Prior to Wednesday’s game, the Yankees scratched infielder DJ LeMahieu from the lineup with right calf tightness.
LeMahieu was set to play third base and bat sixth in the lineup against the White Sox. With the change, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, who was scheduled to start at shortstop, was moved over to third with Oswaldo Cabrera taking LeMahieu’s spot in the lineup and playing short.
Aug. 7, 5:05 p.m.
Carlos Rodon was “confident” he would be able to avoid going on the injured list after a right hamstring injury, but that was not the case as the Yankees placed the left-hander on the 15-day IL Monday evening.
Rodon underwent imaging earlier Monday after he was forced out of his start Sunday after allowing five runs on three hits to Houston in 2.2 innings.
Manager Aaron Boone said later on Monday it is a “low-grade” strain and Rodon wanted to pitch through it but the club wanted to make sure he isn’t placed in a “compromising situation.” The Yankees hope he will be on the IL for a the minimum of time.
The 30-year-old, who missed nearly the entire first half of his debut season in the Bronx with back and arm issues, has made six starts on the season, allowing 22 runs on 23 hits in 27.0 innings for a 7.33 ERA (7.38 FIP) and a 1.519 WHIP.
In a corresponding move, the Yanks reinstated right-hander Jonathan Loáisiga from the 60-day injured list. The 28-year-old made three appearances in April before he landed on the IL due to right elbow inflammation.
In a separate move, New York recalled left-handed reliever Nick Ramirez and designated right-hander Deivi Garcia for assignment.
Aug. 6, 2:35 p.m.
The Yankees’ tough luck with starting pitchers continued on Sunday when left-hander Carlos Rodon exited his start in the third inning due to left hamstring tightness, the team announced.
Rodon, who had allowed five runs on three this (two home runs) with two walks in the first 2.2 innings, exited to boos from the Yankee Stadium crowd.
After allowing a Yordan Alvarez homer to make it a 5-1 Houston lead, Rodon collected his fifth strikeout on the day getting Kyle Tucker looking.
But after a 1-2 delivery to Chas McCormick was high, the lefty appeared to stiffen up as he hopped off the mound, which brought manager Aaron Boone and the training staff out of the dugout. The 58th pitch of the day was his last.
Dr. David Trofa was examining the starter on Sunday with additional examinations coming over the next 24 hours.
Aug. 4, 4:34 p.m.
Jonathan Loáisiga, who last pitched on April 5 (right elbow inflammation) and has made just three appearances this season, is scheduled to pitch in a rehab game for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday night, per manager Aaron Boone.
If all goes well, the Yankees’ hope is that Loáisiga will rejoin the team on Monday when they start a three-game series with the Chicago White Sox.
Despite his shortened season thus far, the right-hander had pitched well in his three innings of work, giving up a run on two hits for a 2.70 ERA. Even after trading for some bullpen help at the trade deadline, New York is sure to be excited to get back the 28-year-old who owns a career 3.53 ERA in six seasons in the Bronx.
Aug. 3, 4:19 p.m.
Aaron Boone gave some surprising news Thursday, saying Anthony Rizzo is going on the injured list with what is “likely” a concussion that can be traced all the way back to May when the Yankees played the San Diego Padres.
“He’s just been complaining a little bit the last few days with some fogginess and so we ran him through a battery of tests, neurological stuff, and it kind of showed up and came back as some cognitive impairment,” Boone said about Rizzo. “So he’s gonna be shut down right now and hopefully with the treatment he’s getting we’ll start to see some improvements.”
Boone added that after the initial incident, a collision at first base with Fernando Tatis Jr. that happened on May 28, Rizzo didn’t show any symptoms of a concussion.
“He went through MLB, all the testing immediately [after the Tatis collision] and then the days after to rule that stuff out,” he said. “Of late, [he] started to complain [about] being foggy.”
Oswaldo Cabrera has been recalled from Triple-A to take Rizzo’s roster spot.
Aug. 2, 3:55 p.m.
Nestor Cortes was scheduled for one more rehab start with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre but is with the team Wednesday and says he’s “probably” pitching for the Yankees some time this weekend.
The Yankees announced that Clarke Schmidt is the scheduled starter for Thursday’s series opener against the Houston Astros. Luis Severino is scheduled to start Friday’s game, which leaves Cortes in line to pitch Saturday or Sunday. Manager Aaron Boone confirmed the general plan prior to Wednesday’s game.
Cortes said he’s built up to throw 60 pitches.
In 11 starts, Cortes went 5-2 with a 5.16 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. He was placed on the injured list with a shoulder injury following his May 30 start against the Mariners.
July 31, 11:15 p.m.
Yankees third baseman Josh Donaldson doesn’t think his Yankee career is done just yet.
The veteran, who was transferred to the 60-day IL just two weeks ago, took batting practice and fielded ground balls ahead of Monday’s series opener against the Rays in the Bronx.
Donaldson said that he’s feeling good and he hopes to be able to return to the team this season.
“As a competitor you want to be out there and helping your team as often as you can,” he told reporters. “I don’t make those decisions, but I feel good about where I’m at right now.”
Donaldson has battled a handful of injuries this season and he’s batting just .142 with ten home runs, 15 RBI, and a .659 OPS through 33 games.
July 30, 11:02 a.m.
Jonathan Loáisiga begins a rehab assignment with Low-A Tampa, the Yankees announced.
The Tarpons play the Dunedin Blue Jays at noon from George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla.
Loáisiga has been out since April 8 and is recovering from surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow.
July 25, 3:53 p.m.
Prior to the first game of the Subway Series in the Bronx on Tuesday night, Yanks manager Aaron Boone gave another injury update on Aaron Judge, saying that the outfielder played five innings of a simulated game in Tampa.
During the game, Judge played in the field, got at-bats and ran the bases. Boone said Judge didn’t get many chances in the field and that he didn’t know how hard he ran the bases.
The plan will be more of the same for Judge on Wednesday.
As for another injured Yankee, the skipper mentioned that everything went well in Nestor Cortes‘ rehab start and that the lefty will pitch again on Friday.
After leaving Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals with hip tightness, Gleyber Torres is back in the lineup on Tuesday, batting second, and Boone said there was no hesitation about slotting his second baseman back in there.
July 23, 3:07 p.m.
LHP Nestor Cortes made his first rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on Sunday since being placed on the injured list with a strained left rotator cuff on June 8.
He threw 2.1 innings and allowed one run on four hits, including a solo home run, plus four strikeouts.
Cortes is expected to make three starts in the minors before he returns to New York. He is not eligible for reinstatement until Aug. 3.
July 23, 11:49 a.m.
Aaron Judge took live BP on Sunday against RHP Jonathan Loaisiga prior to the team’s game against the Kansas City Royals, as it was the first time he faced game speed pitching since June 3.
Judge saw 16 pitches during the session, and all five of his swings were fouled off. Loaisiga told MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch that he was aware of Judge’s foot during the live BP and avoided throwing his sinker inside, as he kept the pitches away.
Manager Aaron Boone said Saturday he didn’t think it’ll be “overly eventful” but hopes it’s a springboard to Judge getting live at-bats. Judge had previously only tracked live pitches.
Loaisiga is scheduled to throw another live session on Wednesday, and is expected to start his rehab assignment next weekend if all goes well. He has been out since April 8 while recovering from surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow.
July 23, 10:40 a.m.
Prior to Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, the Yankees reinstated both Jake Bauers (left rotator cuff contusion) and Greg Allen (hip flexor) from the 10-day IL.
Bauers has been out since July 5 and recently commenced his rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on July 20. Over 49 games games with the Yanks, Bauers has hit .224 with seven home runs and 19 RBI.
He will get the start in LF on Sunday and hit in the leadoff spot. Additionally, Harrison Bader is back in the lineup at CF after missing two straight games and will hit sixth in the lineup.
Allen was recently transferred from Single-A to Triple-A this week during his rehab stint, and last played in the big leagues on June 2. Prior to his injury, Allen was 3-for-14 at the plate over 10 games with New York.
July 22, 11:20 a.m.
Harrison Bader is not in the Yankees lineup for the second consecutive game, but manager Aaron Boone expects his center fielder to return Sunday.
Boone said Bader is “doing well” and that if pregame workouts go well he’s a “real” option off the bench in Saturday afternoon’s game. Bader hit a little bit on Friday and was an option off the bench yesterday in an emergency situation.
Boone also had updates on a variety of other players including Aaron Judge.
Judge is still scheduled to face Jonathan Loaisiga in a sim game and is “full go” and not just tracking pitches as he’s done in the past. Boone doesn’t think it’ll be “overly eventful” but hopes it’s a springboard to him getting live at-bats.
Nestor Cortes will have a rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset this weekend and is expected to have a “low 40s” pitch count.
As for Loaisiga, he’s scheduled for two lives, Sunday and Wednesday, and next weekend will be the start of his rehab assignment if all goes well.
July 21, 3:35 p.m.
The Yankees placed catcher Jose Trevino on the 10-day IL, retroactive to July 18, with a right wrist tear, and shortly after Trevino told reporters that he will undergo season–ending surgery.
Fellow catcher Ben Rortvedt has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Trevino’s spot on the roster, and top catching prospect Austin Wells has been promoted from Double-A to Triple-A.
Trevino, 30, has not played since Monday’s matchup with the Los Angeles Angels.
In 55 games this season, the Platinum Glove winner slashed .210/.257/.312 with four home runs and 15 RBI.
July 20, 5:32 p.m.
The Yankees made a number of roster moves Thursday that will impact their infield for the rest of the season.
New York transferred Josh Donaldson from the 10-day to the 60-day injured list after he tore his calf last weekend. The former MVP could return to the roster in mid-September, but it’s unclear whether the team will do so at this time.
In addition, the Yankees selected and signed RHP Matt Bowman to a major league contract and optioned him to Triple-A.
The Yankees also had a couple of updates on two of their outfielders. Willie Calhoun commences a rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Somerset while Jake Bauers commences a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight.
July 19, 6:00 p.m.
The left-hander, who has been on the injured list with a strained left rotator cuff since June 8, will likely need three starts in the minors before he returns and will likely start at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He is not eligible for reinstatement until Aug. 3.
Aaron Judge continued his road to recovery from a toe injury and was seen working on running the bases prior to the Yanks’ game at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Wednesday.
The manager added that the reigning AL MVP “will probably be in play” for hitting against Jonathan Loaisiga this weekend when the right-hander throws a live session in his return from the IL. Loaisiga has been out since April 8 and is recovering from surgery to remove a bone spur in his elbow.
July 18, 3:00 p.m.
During his weekly appearance on the Talkin Yanks podcast, manager Aaron Boone said that Aaron Judge is “getting close” to a return from a toe injury he suffered during a game back in June.
While the All-Star outfielder remains without a timeline, he continues to make great progress.
“He’s doing pretty well. The running progression that he’s going through he’s able to do a lot more than he was a week ago,” Boone said.”I don’t have the date for you, but I feel like it’s getting close.”
When asked if a return for the home portion of the Subway Series against the Mets in July 25 is a realistic target, the skipper wouldn’t commit to any date, but he didn’t exactly rule it out.
“The big thing will be building him up and getting the simulations to where his body can make that adjustment,” Boone added.
Judge has been able to take batting practice during the Yankees’ current roadtrip, and after a long recovery process, he finally seems to be headed in the right direction.
July 17, 7:52 p.m.
He is “hopeful of playing again this season but not certain,” according to Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record/USA Today Network.
Donaldson’s injury “was high enough of a grade that it is considered a tear,” he said, according to the New York Post’s Greg Joyce.
July 16, 12:41 p.m.
The Yankees placed Josh Donaldson on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain and recalled Oswald Peraza from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before Sunday’s 3:10 p.m. game at the Colorado Rockies.
Donaldson was set to undergo an MRI on his right calf after he appeared to injure it while running to first base on a grounder in the seventh inning of Saturday’s 6-3 win at the Rockies.
Donaldson, who was sidelined April 5 through June 2 due to a strained right hamstring, is slashing .142/.225/.434 with 10 home runs and 15 RBI in 34 games this season.
July 16, 12:32 a.m.
Veteran Josh Donaldson will get an MRI on his right calf after he appeared to suffer the injury while running out a ground ball in the seventh inning during Saturday’s win over the Colorado Rockies.
Donaldson hobbled out of the batter’s box on the grounder and then carefully left the field. After the game, Aaron Boone was asked if Donaldson will be headed to the IL, but the manager said the team will do testing before making any decisions.
“We’ll see,” Boone said. “He’s going to get testing and stuff, but it wasn’t great.”
July 15, 9:15 p.m.
Prior to Saturday’s game against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field, Yankees slugger Aaron Judge was seen taking batting practice for the second consecutive day.
Judge said Friday after taking BP that he’s “slowly progressing” to where he needs to be to get back on the field from his toe injury.
“I didn’t feel like I was limited at all,” Judge told The Post. “We’re slowly progressing to where we need to be. Now, it’s just about getting reps and, maybe, the endurance and stamina. Being off it for five weeks is tough.”
The reigning AL MVP went on to say that he’s “progressing well” and is “getting close” to a return, but still doesn’t have a specific date in mind for his return.
“If you’re asking how I’m feeling and how we’re progressing, we’re progressing well,” Judge said. “We’re getting close.”
Judge added about his injury: “I really wouldn’t say pain. I’d say we’re getting better every single day. It’s not healed, so obviously it is what it is, but we’re progressing every single day.”
July 14, 4:45 p.m.
As Aaron Judge continues to try and return to the Yankees after injuring his toe in June, the slugger took a major step when he was seen taking batting practice in Coors Field before the team’s game against the Rockies.
Judge began throwing in the outfield prior to the All-Star break but taking batting practice in public is a major step for the slugger. He was also seen doing very light on-field drills.
While there is still no timetable for the reigning AL MVP’s return, GM Brian Cashman debunked rumors that Judge would be activated from the IL after the All-Star break.
In addition, the Yankees announced that OF Greg Allen commenced a rehab start in Single-A Tampa.
July 13, 4:00 p.m.
Responding to rumors that Aaron Judge will be activated from the IL “right after” the All-Star break, Yankees GM Brian Cashman put an end to that notion and said that there’s no timetable for the outfielder’s return to the team.
Cashman followed that up by saying that Judge still has more steps to take as he recovers from a toe injury he sustained in early June in Los Angeles. Those steps include running the bases and rehab games. However, Cashman also said that the reigning AL MVP will be back “at some point” during the second half.
July 9, 12:08 p.m.
Cortes threw a live session, his first since the rotator cuff strain, and “looked really sharp” as he works his way back.
“I haven’t mapped it out on the calendar,” Boone said of when Cortes might return. “I mean, you figure, you’ve got today. He’ll throw again live in Tampa on Thursday, and then I believe he’s throwing live again with us in Anaheim on Monday is kind of the next two. And then after that, I would think he’d fall into a five-day kind of thing and get in rehab games. And then it’s a matter of getting built up to a threshold we’re all ready for.”
The next steps for Judge (right great toe sprain) are not so certain.
“Not sure,” Boone said of the All-Star outfielder. “I know he’s obviously doing more baseball stuff now. He’ll get treatment, whether that’s here or out west, if he goes to the games, we’ll see.”
Loáisiga, whom the Yankees transferred from the 15-day injured list (April 8) to the 60-day (May 11) two months ago, threw his first bullpen since surgery to remove a bone spur in his right elbow.
“Today (was) just a touch and feel,” Boone said. “So he had his first throwing program and then he was getting on the mound, I think, just for 10 or so (pitches). So, yeah, it’s the first time he’s getting on the mound.”
July 7, 4:30 p.m.
The Yankees placed outfielder Jake Bauers on the 10-day injured list Friday with a left rotator cuff contusion and Franchy Cordero has been called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, manager Aaron Boone confirmed ahead of Friday’s series opener against the Chicago Cubs.
New York also announced Nestor Cortes has been moved to the 60-day IL. The left-hander, who landed on the IL with a strained left rotator cuff on June 8, is now not eligible for reinstatement until August 3.
Boone called it a “paper move” and said Cortes is still scheduled to continue his throwing program on Sunday. The 28-year-old has a 5.16 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 59.1 innings over 11 starts this season.
Bauers (retroactive to July 6) sustained the injury in Wednesday’s defeat to the Baltimore Orioles making a diving attempt at a ball. He remained in the game but did not appear in Thursday’s drubbing by Baltimore.
Bauers received a cortisone shot and was progressing in the early days of his rehab, Boone added.
After beginning the season at Triple-A, Bauers has been with the club since April 29 and has slashed .224/.312/.470 with a .782 OPS (114 OPS+) in 49 games in the big leagues. The 27-year-old has seven home runs and 19 RBI with 18 walks and 46 strikeouts in 154 plate appearances.
Cordero has been bouncing between Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and the Bronx this season and has four home runs and 11 RBI in 19 games with the Yanks while posting a .148 batting average and .567 OPS. The 28-year-old has nine doubles, seven home runs and 31 RBI while slashing .345/.462/.621 for a 1.082 OPS in 34 games with Triple-A.
Carlos Rodon, who will make his Yankee debut Friday, was also activated from the 60-day IL.
Aaron Judge, who was throwing in the outfield prior to the game, will remain in New York over the four-day All-Star break to continue treatment, Boone added.
July 6, 10:45 p.m.
Following Thursday’s loss to the Orioles, manager Aaron Boone informed reporters that outfielder Jake Bauers is likely headed to the IL with a bruised rotator cuff.
Boone said that Bauers received a cortisone injection to help with the healing process.
The outfielder was injured making a diving attempt at a ball in Wednesday’s loss. He did stay in the game, but was not in the starting lineup due to his sore shoulder.
July 6, 4:18 p.m.
Manager Aaron Boone told reporters that outfielder Jake Bauers will undergo an MRI on his shoulder, and his availability for Thursday night’s game is up in the air.
Bauer made a diving attempt on a ball in Wednesday night’s loss to the Orioles, and while he stayed in the game at the time, he will undergo further testing.
Bauers is not in Thursday’s starting lineup, and Boone said “we’ll see” when asked if Bauers was available off the bench.
July 4, 12:00 p.m.
Aaron Judge (toe) said on Tuesday morning that he will not get in-season surgery, according to The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner.
“We’re not doing that this year,” Judge said. However, the 31-year-old didn’t rule out an offseason procedure.
Judge said he’s been able to do some light hitting off the tee and some soft toss and that he’s feeling better walking around but his toe still “doesn’t feel great.”
July 2, 1:25 p.m.
Prior to the team’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Yankees manager Aaron Boone provided another positive update on LHP Carlos Rodon.
Boone said that reports were good on Rodon after his start on Saturday for High-A Hudson Valley, as the lefty struck out eight and allowed one hit and two walks over 3.2 innings of work. It was Rodon’s third rehab start as he works his way back to the big leagues.
Rodon is now on track to make his debut with the Yankees on Friday, July 7 against the Chicago Cubs, per MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.
July 1, 10:47 p.m.
In his third and likely final rehab start, Carlos Rodon went 3.2 innings pitching for the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Yankees High-A affiliate, on Saturday night.
During his outing, Rodon allowed one hit and two walks and struck out eight on 58 pitches (38 strikes) while throwing mostly fastballs and sliders.
It was what’s believed to be the left-hander’s final rehab start before joining the big league club, although the Yankees have yet to announce when that could be. Regardless, Rodon is eager and appears ready to be back on a big-league mound this season.
“Definitely have been looking forward to that, but a couple of steps along the way, had to check off the boxes,” he said. “Hopefully now we’re ready and ready to pitch wherever they need me.”
June 30, 6:22 p.m.
Yankees LHP Nestor Cortes threw his first bullpen since he landed on the 15-day IL on June 8 with a strained left rotator cuff and will throw another in three days, according to YES Network’s Meredith Marakovits.
Cortes said that the 20-pitch bullpen was “nice and easy, free … no pain” and a “big leap” in his rehab, according to The Post’s Greg Joyce.
Cortes, 28, is 5-2 with a 5.16 ERA and 1.30 WHIP in 11 starts this season.
Additionally, Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters that LHP Carlos Rodon (left forearm strain) would make a rehab start — his third and potentially final — July 1 with High-A Hudson Valley while Anthony Rizzo (hit in elbow by a pitch June 29) was hopeful to be back in the lineup July 1.
June 29, 6:57 p.m.
Anthony Rizzo came out of Thursday’s 10-4 win over the Oakland Athletics due to being hit by a pitch on his back elbow in the sixth inning.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after the game that X-rays were negative and the star first baseman is being considered day-to-day.
Boone also said there’s a good chance Rizzo won’t play the team’s series opener against the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday.
June 28, 8:40 p.m.
Prior to Wednesday’s game against the Oakland A’s, Aaron Judge played catch in the outfield, the first time the slugger has done any baseball activity during his rehab.
Judge told Newsday’s Erik Boland that he “didn’t feel too much” in his injured toe, which he called a “good sign.” While there is still no timetable, the outfielder said there’s still a lot of steps to go before he’s close to returning.
June 28, 2:50 p.m.
The Yankees activated right-hander Ian Hamilton from the 15-day injured list prior to Wednesday’s game in Oakland.
Hamilton allowed just three runs on 15 hits over 22.0 innings for a 1.23 ERA (1.77 FIP) over 16 outings before landing on the IL with a right groin strain on May 17.
In three rehab appearances with the Double-A Somerset Patriots over the last 10 days, the 28-year-old allowed one run on one hit with two walks and four strikeouts in 2.2 innings.
Right-hander Jhony Brito was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wikes-Barre after starting Tuesday’s loss to the A’s. Brito made two appearances during his most recent stint in the big leagues beginning June 21, allowing just two runs on six hits in 11.1 innings with three walks and five strikeouts.
June 28, 12:15 p.m.
Yankees starter Nestor Cortes is growing increasingly confident that a cortisone injection has helped his shoulder heal after he was shut down with a rotator cuff strain and placed on the injured list on June 8 (retroactive June 5).
After a light day of throwing on Tuesday in Oakland, the lefty is expected to throw a bullpen session when New York heads to St. Louis, either on Friday or Saturday.
“Everything feels really good,” Cortes said Tuesday, via the New York Post. “I feel like I’ve about turned the corner from feeling like ‘Ehh’ to now feeling great.”
The hope is he will be able to return to the rotation in mid-to-late July.
June 27, 8:40 p.m.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone had a small update on LHP Carlos Rodon prior to the team’s game against the Athletics on Tuesday night.
The Yankee skipper, per the New York Post’s Greg Joyce, said that Rodon’s next rehab start will be Saturday. The location of his start has yet to be determined, but this start may be Rodon’s last before he joins the team in July, if everything goes well.
June 25, 10:20 p.m.
After revealing that he tore a ligament in his toe, Aaron Judge told The Post’s Jon Heyman that he expects to be back this season, but “can’t make any promises” as to when.
“That’s obvious, I expect to be back,” Judge said. “I’m going to do everything I can to put myself in that position.”
The reigning AL MVP said Saturday that he’s not giving a timeline for his return because he’s unsure about it, and doubled down on that Sunday.
“I can’t make any promises,” Judge told The Post. “I wish I had an answer. I just feel bad. You guys are looking for answers. That’s your job. You’re reporting. I’ve got no answers. I’m trying to figure stuff out and get through this thing.”
Judge’s injury was previously listed as a toe sprain by the Yankees, and he went on to point out the difference between his injury and turf toe, a common injury for NFL players.
“What’s tough is people compare it to turf toe in the NFL, which is usually six weeks, six to eight weeks. But this is different than turf toe,” Judge said. “Turf toe is more underneath the ligament. This is on the side. So you never know.”
June 24, 12:50 p.m.
Aaron Judge revealed to reporters Saturday that he tore a ligament in his toe when he crashed through the fence at Dodger Stadium earlier in June.
The Yankees had previously said the reigning AL MVP, who has been on the injured list since June 4, was out with a toe sprain.
Judge added that he still feels pain in his toe while walking and that when he can resume running that will be significant progress. He is not ready to resume baseball activities and again declined to put a timetable on his return to the lineup.
“I’m not giving you any timeline. There’s no need. I’ve just got to get better and then I’ll be out there,” Judge said, via Bryan Hoch.
“The reality is he is just not yet at a level where he can play,” manager Aaron Boone said Saturday, adding that from his conversations with Judge, the outfielder feels he is getting better every day.
“[He’s] able to do a little bit more each and every day but not to the point where he’s running or doing full baseball stuff yet,” the skipper said. “We just gotta continue to wait and get him there. He’s obviously as tough as they come and you know he wants to be back out there. And we’ll just keep trying to get him healed and treated and hope for the best.”
Judge added: “I’ve got to knock out the rehab stuff. I’ve had different injuries over the years where it’s going to take a while. It’s not going to be perfect here in a couple of weeks. Once we can manage the pain, we’re going to be in a good spot.”
June 23, 5:17 p.m.
The answers varied.
“Nestor, it was in his throwing program, probably a week away from getting on a mound,” Boone said of Cortes, whom the Yankees placed on the 15-day injured list June 8 (retroactive to June 5) with a left rotator cuff strain. “But so far, through the first three days of throwing, everything’s been going well.”
Boone is “not sure yet” about Judge, who has been the 10-day injured list since June 7 (retroactive to June 4) with a right great toe sprain, although the captain updated his status June 22 during a postgame interview with Newsday.
“I think we’re progressing the right way,” he said. “I kind of told them I’d like to be testing some baseball stuff, see how that feels, and if it feels good we can keep going; if it doesn’t … keep reassessing and trying to find a way to get this thing healed up.”
Calhoun, who landed on the 10-day injured list June 22 due to a left quad issue, is “between a 1 and a 2” grade strain, Boone said.
June 22, 4:15 p.m.
Aaron Judge continues making good progress as he works his way back from a toe injury.
While speaking with reporters pregame Thursday, Aaron Boone said the outfielder has been working in the pool and doing more balance and strength exercises over the past couple of days.
These are all things that Judge was not able to do 4-5 days ago, per Boone.
The star outfielder seems to have turned a corner after his last PRP injection and the hope is that he’ll be able to start doing some throwing and light hitting by the end of the week.
June 22, 3:54 p.m.
The Yankees placed Willie Calhoun on the 10-day IL with a left quad strain.
To take Calhoun’s spot on the roster, the Yankees recalled Oswaldo Cabrera from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Calhoun injured himself during Wednesday’s win over the Seattle Mariners, pulling up while trying to run out a ground ball.
June 21, 9:48 p.m.
Yankees outfielder/DH Willie Calhoun apparently hurt himself during Wednesday’s 4-2 win over the Seattle Mariners.
In his final at-bat in the eighth inning, Calhoun grounded out but seemed to pull up while running to first base.
“He did something with his quad,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said after the game.
There was nothing further on the injury when the game ended but it’s something Yankee fans should keep an eye on. So far this season, Calhoun has given the Yankees a solid left-handed bat.
He’s slashing .239/.309/.403 with five home runs and 16 RBI.
June 21, 4:40 p.m.
After making his first rehab start with Double-A Somerset on Tuesday night, Carlos Rodon will pitch again Sunday, June 25, manager Aaron Boone confirmed on Wednesday.
Rodon pitched three innings for the Patriots and looked good doing so, allowing just one run on one hit and one walk while striking out five on 42 pitches (27 strikes). The run came in the first inning after the left-hander walked the leadoff hitter and gave up a single to put runners on the corners before a double play drove in a run.
Sunday’s outing will be Rodon’s second of three rehab starts before he joins the team, which should be around the beginning of July if everything goes according to plan.
When asked when exactly he thinks his starter’s Yankees debut will be, Boone responded, “let’s just get through Sunday first.”
June 20, 4:25 p.m.
Aaron Boone provided an update on Aaron Judge on Tuesday afternoon as the manager is “encouraged” by the outfielder’s progress from a sprained right toe. Judge received a second PRP injection on the toe last week.
“I feel like he feels like there is a little bit of breakthrough with that one,” Boone said. “Hopefully that was the start of him starting to make some real progress.”
Judge has not played since June 3.
June 20, 1:22 p.m.
The Yankees announced that outfielder Harrison Bader (hamstring) has officially been activated off of the IL. Earlier in the day, Aaron Boone told the Talkin’ Yanks podcast that Bader would be back in the lineup, hitting sixth and playing center field.
Additionally, the team announced that lefty Carlos Rodon will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on Tuesday night.
Rodon still has yet to make his Yankees debut, as the prized free agent pickup has dealt with forearm and back injuries since the spring.
June 20, 11:35 a.m.
During his weekly spot on the Talkin’ Yanks podcast, skipper Aaron Boone confirmed that Harrison Bader will return to the lineup on Tuesday night vs. the Seattle Mariners.
On the IL with a hamstring injury, Bader was originally slated to return this past weekend against Boston, but the Yankees wanted to get him more at-bats before activating him.
Meanwhile, Boone said that Giancarlo Stanton will DH on Tuesday night, despite there previously being some talk about Stanton potentially playing in the outfield at some point this series.
June 18, 6:15 p.m.
Manager Aaron Boone said prior to Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader with the Boston Red Sox that Giancarlo Stanton could play the outfield this week.
Stanton was going to play left field on Saturday if the game wasn’t rained out and served as DH in Game 1, going 0 for 4 with two strikeouts.
The oft-injured slugger missed the first two months of the season due to a hamstring injury. He’s appeared in the field just five times in 23 games so far this year.
June 18, 12:00 p.m.
The Yankees announced Sunday that right-hander Ian Hamilton was starting a rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset.
Manager Aaron Boone said Hamilton will need at least three rehab games and will likely join the club on their next road trip beginning June 27.
Boone did not rule out him making it back for the end of the upcoming six-game homestand.
Hamilton was off to the best start of his career for the Yanks before landing on the IL with a groin strain. He had allowed just three runs on 15 hits over 22.0 innings for a 1.23 ERA (1.77 FIP) over 16 outings.
RHP Nestor Cortes was playing catch ahead of the day-night doubleheader at Fenway Park, the first time since he was shut down with a shoulder strain two weeks ago. Cortes said he has not been experiencing irregular soreness after workouts, per the Daily News’ Gary Phillips.
Cortes, who has not pitched since May 30, has a 5.16 ERA (4.58 FIP) in 59.1 innings over 11 starts this season.
Boone did not consider activating Harrison Bader, but the outfielder “should be good to go for Tuesday.”
June 16, 5:22 p.m.
The Yankees were hoping to get their center fielder back for the Boston series, but it seems Harrison Bader will stay in the minors for a little while longer.
According to Randy Miller of NJ.com, Bader (hamstring) opted to play two more rehab games Friday and Saturday with Double-A Somerset. He was not in the Yankees lineup against the Red Sox on Friday and the new plan is for Bader to return Tuesday when New York returns from an off day when they start a three-game series with the Seattle Mariners.
Manager Aaron Boone said the organization felt Bader needed more time in the minors but didn’t rule out moving up his return.
Bader went 0-for-4 in his first rehab start on Wednesday, but didn’t play in Thursday’s game as originally intended.
In addition, Aaron Judge received another PRP injection in his toe on Thursday. There is a second ligament that has been bothering the slugger, and there is still no timetable for his return.
As for Carlos Rodon, the Yankees have tentatively set Tuesday as the first of three rehab starts in Somerset for the left-hander.
June 14, 6:33 p.m.
Prior to Wednesday’s matchup with the Mets, manager Aaron Boone gave some updates on Carlos Rodon and Ian Hamilton.
He said that both pitchers will pitch live BP in Somerset on Thursday. After that, Hamilton (groin) will either pitch another live or enter a rehab start.
The Yankee manager was also asked about Aaron Judge and couldn’t give a timeline.
“I don’t know. I’m almost in your same boat as like, I want to know,” Boone said. “But it’s an unknown right now about when he’s able to do things. When he’s able to do things it’ll happen quickly, but we’re not at that point yet. We don’t have a timeline for you yet. Again, it’s getting through these days of getting him to the point where he’s able to start doing some more baseball or more physical activities. He’s not there yet.”
June 13, 5:05 p.m.
Harrison Bader said he will play in a rehab game Wednesday at Double-A Somerset and manager Aaron Boone revealed that could set up a potential return to the Yankees for their weekend series at Fenway Park.
The plan was for Bader to have a full workout again Tuesday after “Sunday went really well,” the manager told the Talkin’ Yanks podcast.
Boone said on the podcast that he did not have any update on Aaron Judge but added that walking out of Yankee Stadium on Sunday, the slugger “had a normal gait” and was in less pain than he had been in days prior.
June 13, 12:20 p.m.
Ten days have passed since Yankees slugger Aaron Judge sustained a toe injury crashing into the right field wall at Dodger Stadium, and while the reigning AL MVP says he is making improvements every day he says there is no need to put a timeline on when he might return from the injured list.
“There’s still a bunch of stuff going on in there,” Judge said late Sunday night, via The New York Post’s Greg Joyce. “But improvements each day, which has been a good sign. No stepbacks or any holdups. We’re on the right track.
“Things like this take time. It’s just such a unique situation. If it was like a hamstring or something with the shoulder, there’s a little better foundation to know when to come back. We’ll be back.”
Judge added that he had “no idea” when he will be able to resume baseball activities.
The club has been hesitant to offer a timeline for the slugger’s return to the lineup and that is something Judge is also not willing to do either, especially after a broken wrist took longer than initially expected to heal a few seasons back.
“I wouldn’t want to give a number and throw anything out there because then it’ll be just like when I broke my wrist in ’18 and if I’m not back in two weeks, then people start asking questions,” Judge said about the injury that ended up sidelining him for seven weeks.
“I think it’s all based on pain,” the Yanks’ captain added. “It’s a good sign that it’s feeling better every single day. I don’t think there’s a need for a timeline.“
June 11, 7:39 p.m.
Aaron Boone said Sunday that Carlos Rodon “looked really good” during his live batting practice and reached 93-96 mph on his fastball which “had that gear to it, without him reaching for it.”
Despite the productive outing, Rodon did plunk Willie Calhoun with a pitch which caused the outfielder to leave the field in pain.
Calhoun said the ball hit a nerve in his elbow, but the tingling sensation went away after a few minutes and that he’d be fine to play in Sunday night’s game where he was slotted in the leadoff spot and playing right field.
As for Rodon, Boone said that the lefty will throw another live BP on Thursday and begin a rehab assignment either five or six days after that.
“All in all, another good day,” Boone said.
June 10, 5:15 p.m.
The Yankees’ trainers are encouraged by how the swelling on Aaron Judge’s toe is improving, skipper Aaron Boone said Saturday. The Yanks manager added that he had a lengthy conversation about what Judge’s next few days could look like.
Harrison Bader will be back in game action at some point next week, Boone said. The Bronxville native is unlikely to be ready for the Subway Series next week before returning from the hamstring injury and it remains unclear if he will need a rehab assignment.
June 9, 4:35 p.m.
Yankees outfielder Greg Allen will be out longer than expected with a hip flexor. Prior to Friday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, manager Aaron Boone informed the media that Allen will miss 6-8 weeks.
Harrison Bader was in the Yankees clubhouse and doing outfield exercises pregame. Boone said he’s been doing better the last four or five days and is eyeing a return next week, but Boone did not have a timeline or whether he’ll have a rehab assignment before joining the team.
June 8, 12:45 p.m.
Prior to Thursday’s doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox, the Yankees officially placed left-hander Nestor Cortes on the 15-day IL with a left rotator cuff strain.
Cortes had been having difficulty recovering between his starts due to ongoing discomfort in his shoulder.
In a corresponding roster move, New York recalled Matt Krook from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. The lefty, who is looking to make his MLB debut, has a 1.47 ERA in 13 minor league appearances this season.
June 7, 5:08 p.m.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone gave an update on Carlos Rodon on Wednesday after the lefty threw off the mound at Yankee Stadium prior to the game’s cancellation.
Rodon faced Jake Bauers and Oswaldo Cabrera in the batting practice session, and threw 20 pitches. Boone said that the plan is for the pitcher to throw two more live sessions with the first tentatively scheduled for Sunday and the second scheduled for next Thursday.
Wednesday afternoon, the Yankees announced Aaron Judge was officially placed on the 10-day IL (retroactive to June 4). Boone said they won’t have an update on the slugger until after the weekend. Ryan Weber, who has a UCL strain, was transferred to the 60-day IL. Outfielder Billy McKinney was selected to the active roster to replace Judge.
June 6, 9:55 p.m.
Following Tuesday’s loss to the White Sox, Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced that Aaron Judge will be placed on the IL with a sprained toe.
“He’s got a contusion and a sprain of the ligament,” Boone said. “He had a PRP shot tonight and the biggest thing is getting the swelling out of there now. Had some improvements today but now we’ll see where we are in the coming days.”
Boone clarified that Judge did not have a break or fracture, which was important.
As for Nestor Cortes, he also got a shot for his shoulder strain but it’ll be up to two weeks of not throwing before the team reassesses.
Ryan Weber has a UCL strain and the team is exploring both rehab and surgery.
June 6, 4:30 p.m.
Prior to Tuesday’s matchup with the Chicago White Sox, manager Aaron Boone said that the team is currently unsure if outfielder Aaron Judge (toe) will land on the Injured List, though lefty Nestor Cortes is indeed expected to hit the IL.
Judge, who is once again out of the lineup after crashing into the wall at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, will meet with the team physician on Tuesday, as will Cortes, who is dealing with a shoulder issue.
“He’s doing better today,” Boone said of Judge, “but he had all of his tests done yesterday, so Dr. Motte will be here this evening with him and Nestor, kind of read all that, do the hands-on evaluation and then see where we’re at with the course of action, but I really don’t have much for you.
“Not sure yet [if Judge will need an IL stint]. Like, I know Nestor is going to go on the IL, with Aaron I’m not sure yet.”
June 6, 3:45 p.m.
Outfielder Harrison Bader is eligible to come off of the 10-day IL on Friday, but it sounds like he may need some more time to recover before he’s ready for game action.
According to Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News, Bader coming back on Friday would be “a bit of a stretch,” with the outfielder saying he and the Yankees will evaluate that day what the next course of action is.
Per Phillips, Bader hasn’t been bothered by the injured hamstring as he builds back up.
June 6, 12:10 p.m.
Manager Aaron Boone told the Talkin’ Yanks podcast that the Yankees will be without star outfielder Aaron Judge again on Tuesday night when they take on the White Sox.
Judge will miss his second straight contest after injuring his toe on the outfield wall while making a spectacular catch in Saturday’s win over the Dodgers.
The slugger underwent testing when the team returned to New York, and Boone says they expect to receive a diagnosis later today which will determine if he lands on the injured list or not.
June 4, 11:30 p.m.
Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge told reporters following Sunday’s win over the Dodgers that he expects to undergo an X-ray and/or MRI on his toe when the team returns to New York.
The All-Star was out of Sunday’s lineup after injuring his toe on the outfield wall while making a spectacular catch in Saturday night’s game.
Judge, who was a bit sore, didn’t want to speculate on if he thinks the toe is broken or not.
“It’s tough to say,” he said postgame. “I’ve never broken a toe, so we’ll see. We’ll see what the tests say. I don’t want to throw anything out there just yet.”
June 4, 5:30 p.m.
Aaron Judge is out of the Yankees starting lineup for Sunday night’s rubber game against the Los Angeles Dodgers due to a sore right foot.
Aaron Boone said the star outfielder banged his toe into the outfield wall during his spectacular catch in Saturday night’s game and is a bit sore. Judge is receiving treatment and might be available off the bench.
Meanwhile, left-hander Nestor Cortes is likely headed to the Injured List with a shoulder issue.
Boone said Cortes has been having issues with his recovery in between outings and he’s headed for an MRI early this week. The Yankees are hopeful he’ll only miss one or two starts.
Lastly, left-hander Carlos Rodon is set to face hitters on Wednesday as he continues to progress towards his much-anticipated Yankees debut.
June 3, 5: 25 p.m.
Prior to Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Yankees placed Ryan Weber and Greg Allen on the 10-day IL.
Weber (right forearm strain) felt some discomfort in his elbow last night, so the team sent him for an MRI today, and now he’ll be sidelined.
Allen is dealing with a hip flexor strain that he suffered on an awkward swing during his first at-bat last night. The injury kept lingering throughout the game, but Allen fought through it and remained in.
In a corresponding roster move, the Yanks have recalled Oswaldo Cabrera and Nick Ramirez from Triple-A.
Cabrera was sent down just two days ago after struggling in his second big league season. Through 50 games, he’s slashed .195/.246/.292 for a .538 OPS and nine extra-base hits.
Ramirez has a 2.00 ERA through nine big-league innings this season.
June 1, 2:30 p.m.
Yankees right-hander Frankie Montas has taken a big step toward a potential late-season return to the starting rotation.
Montas began a throwing program on Tuesday after being shut down for 14 weeks following the arthroscopic shoulder surgery he underwent during spring training, per pitching coach Matt Blake.
Montas still has a ways to go in his rehab, and the Yanks are going to take things slow, but this is certainly a nice first step for the right-hander.
“There’s going to be some checking in with him to see how he’s progressing in the early stages, making sure everything is structurally sound,” Blake told the NY Post. “But good to see him at least start throwing, he said he feels good.”
While Montas isn’t close to a return, the Yankees are going to receive some reinforcements prior to their three-game weekend series with the Dodgers.
As expected, the team activated Josh Donaldson (hamstring), Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) and Tommy Kahnle (biceps) from the injured list after announcing three corresponding moves earlier on Thursday.
Carlos Rodon, who is scheduled to throw his next bullpen session on Friday, has been transferred to the 60-day IL to make room for Kahnle on the roster.
May 31, 6:49 p.m.
The Yankees will travel to Los Angeles after their series with the Seattle Mariners is over and they’ll be getting reinforcements.
According to MLB’s Bryan Hoch, Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) will join the Yankees in LA along with Josh Donaldson (hamstring) and Tommy Kahnle (biceps).
Donaldson and Kahnle were expected to rejoin the team in California this weekend, but the news of Stanton returning is a bit of a surprise. All three appeared in Double-A Somerset’s game on Tuesday, which were Donaldson’s and Kahnle’s final rehab starts but there was a chance Stanton would need another before rejoining the club.
“I’m very close to being back to where I want to be,” Stanton said before Tuesday’s game. “I’m ready to go — I just need to get some games under my belt, or some at-bats at least.”
In that game, Stanton went 0-for-3 with a walk. Donaldson went 1-for-4, but in five games between Double-A and Triple-A, the former AL MVP went 5-for-16 with a home run and two RBI.
Kahnle pitched one inning, giving up a hit, two walks and a run while striking out a batter. In five appearances in the minors, Kahnle had a 1.80 ERA and six strikeouts in five innings of work.
May 31, 12:58 a.m.
After placing Harrison Bader on the IL prior to Tuesday’s game, Yankees manager Aaron Boone had a short update on the outfielder’s condition.
“Probably be a couple of weeks,” Boone said after Tuesday’s win. “For a guy like him, really relies on the legs. It wasn’t bad but enough to know that at least 10 days are going to be needed.”
Bader left Monday’s game in the top of the third inning with right hamstring tightness after legging out an infield single. Boone called the injury “low grade” after the game Tuesday. The Yankees called up Franchy Cordero to give the team some outfield depth.
May 30, 8:59 p.m.
Yankees first baseman Anthony Rizzo told reporters before Tuesday’s game against the Mariners he is continuing to receive treatment on his neck. He also said that he hopes to be back in the lineup either Wednesday for the series finale against Seattle or in the Yankees’ series opener vs. the Dodgers on Friday.
Rizzo did say he is available if the team needs him off the bench on Tuesday, but wanted to play it safe with his neck.
Prior to Tuesday’s game, the Yankees placed OF Harrison Bader on the 10-day with a hamstring injury.
May 30, 1:55 p.m.
Manager Aaron Boone told the Talkin’ Yanks podcast that the Yankees will be without center fielder Harrison Bader for at least a few games, and he could potentially end up on the Injured List.
Bader left Monday night’s game in Seattle with hamstring tightness and was scheduled for a Tuesday MRI.
Losing Bader for even a small amount of time would be a tough blow for the Yankees. Bader is slashing .267/.295/.511 with six homers and 19 RBI in 26 games this season.
May 30, 1:38 a.m.
Harrison Bader will undergo an MRI on his hamstring on Tuesday, manager Aaron Boone said after Monday’s 10-4 win against the Seattle Mariners.
Bader left Monday’s game in the top of the third inning with right hamstring tightness, the Yankees announced.
After legging out an infield single, the team’s training staff and Boone went out to check on the outfielder, who then left the game soon after.
Bader began the season on the IL with a left oblique strain, but returned on May 2 and has played in 26 games, tallying six home runs and 19 RBI while playing a solid center field.
May 29, 10:05 p.m.
Carlos Rodon threw a 20-pitch bullpen session in Seattle on Monday before the Yankees started a three-game series with the Mariners.
Rodon, who has yet to make his debut in pinstripes after signing a six-year, $162 million in the offseason, said the intensity was high and that he was encouraged by how the session went.
He said afterwards that he felt no pain and had no issues physically.
Meanwhile, Giancarlo Stanton is scheduled to start a rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset on Tuesday, May 30. Stanton, who hasn’t played since April 15 due to a left hamstring strain, is slashing .269/.296/.558 this season with four home runs and 11 RBI in 13 games.
May 28, 4:40 p.m.
Yankees fans can take a deep breath of relief.
Aaron Boone told reporters that Anthony Rizzo is “good” after leaving Sunday’s game with what looked like a potential wrist or shoulder injury
“Just being cautious there,” Boone said. “He went through all the testing, was fine, and we’ll just keep an eye on him obviously tonight and tomorrow.
“He went through the whole battery of tests, and he’s fine.”
May 28, 3:28 p.m.
First baseman Anthony Rizzo exited Sunday’s game against the San Diego Padres after appearing to injure either his right wrist or right shoulder.
After a strikeout, Kyle Higashioka snapped a throw down to first base, and Fernando Tatis Jr. was picked off for the final out. But Rizzo and Tatis awkwardly collided, and Rizzo took the worst of it, throwing down his glove and going down to the ground.
Rizzo walked to the dugout and later walked down the tunnel to the clubhouse.
No updates on Rizzo’s status have been given.
May 28, 12:20 p.m.
Aaron Boone provided a few updates prior to Sunday’s game against the San Diego Padres:
– Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) is “going through stuff” on Sunday, and it’s possible that he could be a rehab assignment on Tuesday if things continue to go well.
– Jose Trevino (hamstring), assuming all goes well with his workouts on Sunday, will travel with the Yankees for their upcoming series in Seattle against the Mariners. Per Boone, Trevino will go through another set of workouts in Seattle and could be activated for Tuesday’s game.
– Josh Donaldson (hamstring) is progressing well, but he could get one more rehab start, potentially on Tuesday, before a decision is made.
May 25, 10:24 p.m.
With Giancarlo Stanton set to get imaging done Thursday, manager Aaron Boone had a small update on his slugger.
“He won’t do a rehab assignment this weekend,” Boone said. “It is healing almost, I don’t know how far, but healing how they kind of expected, but it won’t be this weekend. Hopefully early next week.”
Boone said earlier this week that there was a chance Stanton could go on assignment this weekend, but the outfielder isn’t quite ready yet. Stanton has been on the IL with a hamstring injury since mid-April. In 13 games (52 ABs), Stanton is slashing .269/.296/.558 with four home runs and 11 RBI.
May 24, 6:25 p.m.
After hinting that Josh Donaldson’s rehab assignment is “imminent,” manager Aaron Boone said, prior to Wednesday’s game, that if all goes well the infielder will play with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.
As for Giancarlo Stanton, Boone said that the outfielder will get imaging done Thursday and it’s possible that he can be sent for a rehab assignment sooner than next week.
“We’ll see where the progress is and see if it matches up with how he’s doing then something more imminent could be in play,” Boone said.
When asked if it was possible that Stanton could be playing in the minors this weekend, Boone said it was possible. The manager did confirm that they want to get Stanton at-bats in the minors before returning to the lineup.
May 23, 4:25 p.m.
A rehab assignment for Josh Donaldson is “imminent” and could be done Thursday, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said ahead of Tuesday’s series opener against the Baltimore Orioles.
“We’ll see how today and tomorrow goes and make that call,” Boone said of the third baseman as he works his way back from a hamstring injury. And the manager added that the plan for Donaldson is to be “an everyday player” in the lineup when he is activated.
Nothing is set for Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) as far as making a rehab assignment as the team wants to do “some further testing” on the outfielder.
“He’s been feeling really good, like ready to go for probably several days now,” Boone said. “But want to make sure that we’re in a position to push it so we’ll kinda work through the middle of this week and see where we are probably more towards the end of the week.”
Catcher Jose Trevino (left hamstring strain) was doing some running at the ballpark Tuesday and will begin undergoing baseball activities later this week, but Boone is not sure if he would be ready to come off the IL on Sunday, his first day of eligibility to be activated. “He seems to be trending in a pretty good direction.”
Tommy Kahnle (bicep tendinitis) “looks ready, looks good,” the Yanks’ skipper said. But with the right-hander not “really having a spring training” the organization doesn’t want to rush him. He is scheduled to pitch Thursday for four outs, getting the last out of one inning and a full next inning, before making another rehab appearance.
Carlos Rodon, who is with the team in New York, threw at 120 feet on Tuesday and said the back discomfort he was feeling was gone. Boone classified the back issue as a “nuisance that wasn’t allowing him to be dynamic,” and after it was alleviated by the first cortisone shot they did not need a second round of injections.
Boone added that hopefully, the team can start to plan a bullpen session for the left-hander by the end of the week. But he did not want to get ahead of himself in setting up a timetable for a return as the process for Rondon will be several bullpens, then a live bullpen, leading to a rehab assignment, before he can get to the big league level for his Yankee debut.
May 20, 3:50 p.m.
Carlos Rodon is flying to New York Saturday to continue his rehab with the Yankees, manager Aaron Boone said before the game in Cincinnati.
Rodon threw from 120 feet on Friday and “everything went well,” the manager added. The Yanks hope the left-hander can get to a point in the next few days when he will be ready to throw off a mound. Rodon had been stretched to 90 feet earlier this week.
The 30-year-old has yet to make his Yankee debut after signing a six-year, $162 million deal this offseason. Rodon landed on the Injured List on the eve of the season and has been dealing with a forearm/elbow issue. He has also been dealing with a back issue that elongated his absence. He received a cortisone injection to alleviate the symptoms of the back issue on May 9.
May 18, 3:50 p.m.
Prior to Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays, the Yankees placed catcher Jose Trevino on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain.
Trevino was in the lineup Wednesday night and went 0-for-4 with a strikeout. Through 30 games this season, he’s hitting .219 with three homers and a .598 OPS.
In a corresponding roster move, New York has recalled Ben Rortvedt from Triple-A Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre.
Rortvedt was acquired from the Twins along with Josh Donaldson in a trade back in March of 2022. The 25-year-old is yet to make his Yankees debut after suffering a knee injury last season.
Rortvedt has gotten off to a strong start in the minor leagues this season, hitting .327 with three homers and a 1.033 OPS through 14 games.
Additionally, Tommy Kahnle is starting a rehab assignment today down in Single-A. The right-hander is working his way back from biceps tendinitis.
Manager Aaron Boone said before Thursday’s game that RHP Ian Hamilton will miss about four weeks due to a groin strain, while Josh Donaldson (hamstring) had a minor setback after slicing his thumb at home. Donaldson is now on a similar timetable to return as Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring), who was expected to miss roughly six weeks after being placed on the IL back on April 18.
May 17, 5:28 p.m.
Lefty Carlos Rodon still hasn’t thrown off a mound, but he has stretched his throwing out to 90 feet, according to Aaron Boone.
The next steps for Rodon, who received a cortisone shot last week, are not yet set in stone. The veteran has dealt with back issues after originally landing on the IL with a left forearm strain.
May 17, 2:00 p.m.
Reliever Ian Hamilton is indeed heading to the Injured List.
Newsday’s Erik Boland reports that Hamilton will land on the IL due to the right groin injury he sustained on Tuesday night in Toronto. Hamilton was forced to exit the game with the bases loaded and two outs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Aaron Boone said afterward that Hamilton was being sent to New York for further evaluation and that he would likely be down for some time.
Boland reports that the Yankees are calling up lefty Nick Ramirez to take Hamilton’s spot in the bullpen.
May 16, 7:15 p.m.
Luis Severino made his second rehab start in the minors Tuesday for Double-A Somerset. In 3.1 innings (58 pitches, 39 strikes), Severino gave up six hits, two runs, one walk and struck out three.
It’s possible that Severino could make his next start for the Yankees on Sunday against the Cincinnati Reds. The Yankees will see how he feels after his latest start before making a decision on when to activate him.
In his first start, with Triple-A, Severino went 3.1 innings, giving up just two hits, one run and one walk while striking out three.
May 15, 6:00 p.m.
Manager Aaron Boone told reporters Monday prior to their game against the Toronto Blue Jays that Carlos Rodon (back) threw on Friday, Saturday and Monday.
Boone added that Rodon is scheduled for another cortisone shot this week, but it may or may not be needed. He noted that it’s easier for the team to cancel the injection than schedule one.
“So far everything has gone according to plan,” Boone said.
Rodon had his first shot last week on May 9 as he tries to work his way back to the mound.
Additionally, Tommy Kahnle (bicep tendinitis) is scheduled to begin his rehab assignment Thursday in Tampa, according to the New York Daily News’ Gary Phillips. He’ll likely pitch in Tampa again on Sunday before returning to New York and then move his assignment to Double-A Somerset or Triple-A Scranton. Kahnle will pitch in at least four rehab games, Phillips noted.
May 14, 10:50 a.m.
Prior to Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Yankees announced that Oswald Peraza will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The infielder was placed on the injured list earlier this week with a right ankle sprain.
Peraza hasn’t played since May 3, after rolling his ankle in a game against the Cleveland Guardians, though Yankees skipper Aaron Boone hasn’t sounded too concerned the injury would keep him out long-term.
The 23-year-old will likely need a handful of games before being ready to return to the Bronx. In 12 games at the big-league level this season, Peraza’s hitting just .188 with six strikeouts.
May 13, 12:10 p.m.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone gave a slew of updates on a number of injured players prior to Saturday’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays.
First, he was asked about Carlos Rodon. The newly acquired pitcher received a cortisone shot on Tuesday, and while Boone said he didn’t have an update on his progress just yet, he did say that he was able to do a “little bit” on Thursday and Friday as far as physical activity. However, since those who receive the shot are sore in the days after it’s administered it’s difficult to tell how he’s taken to it.
Josh Donaldson was seen taken grounders on the field Saturday and Boone said that he’s doing well but they haven’t decided on when they’ll send him out on a rehab assignment. But he’s been increasing his workload running, fielding and even batting.
Boone was asked about Frankie Montas, but all he offered was that he was doing well and working towards a throwing program.
And finally, Giancarlo Stanton was moving well on the outfield Friday as he looks to return to the lineup, per Boone.
“He was moving like Giancarlo in the outfield, which is good to see” Boone said.
The Yankee manager did say that the plan is to use Stanton in the outfield when he returns because he believes it’s better, health-wise, for the slugger to stay off the IL.
May 11, 4:25 p.m.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Luis Severino came back feeling fine this morning after making his first rehab start on Wednesday for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The right-hander is set to make his second rehab outing on Tuesday night.
Severino threw 49 pitches over 3.1 innings of work his first time out. Boone said the team is hoping he’ll be able to stretch out to around 60+ pitches this time around.
Following that, the team will re-evaluate a potential return to the big league rotation. Severino has been out since suffering a lat strain during the last week of spring training.
May 10, 11:54 p.m.
Luis Severino‘s rehab start for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre has come to a close, with the righty going 3.1 innings against the Omaha Storm Chasers, allowing one earned run on two hits (one home run) with three strikeouts and one walk. He threw 49 pitches (29 strikes) and hit 98 mph on the radar gun in the fourth inning.
Aaron Boone said earlier in the day that Severino, dealing with a lat strain, will pitch again next Tuesday before the Yankees reassess his situation.
May 10, 10:40 a.m.
Aaron Boone outlined the team’s plan for Luis Severino on Wednesday morning, saying the righty will make two rehab starts (one Wednesday and another next Tuesday) before the club reassesses whether or not he’s ready to be activated.
Severino (lat strain) will throw roughly 50 pitches or three-to-four innings on Wednesday with Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre.
May 9, 8:55 p.m.
Aaron Hicks exited the Yankees game against the Oakland A’s before the top of the 4th inning due to left hip tightness.
He appeared to grimace while scoring from second base on Anthony Rizzo’s RBI single in the previous inning.
Hicks was examined by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad and will be reevaluated again Wednesday, the club announced.
May 9, 4:55 p.m.
Manager Aaron Boone said the Yankees decided to place Oswald Peraza on the Injured list with an ankle injury to give the shortstop more time to fully recover before playing him in the field.
“He’s actually been doing really well the last few days I think just getting over that final hump where that kinda side-to-side, going to make a play in the hole, there’s still that hesitancy, residual feeling of it,” Boone said prior to Tuesday night’s game against the Oakland A’s. “He’s been hitting, running great. He actually looks good taking ground balls and everything, but I think there’s… still he’s got that apprehension.”
The manager hopes a few extra days will knock the injury out and Peraza, who hasn’t played since May 3, could have a rehab assignment in the next few days before he is ready to come off the IL as soon as he is eligible.
Aaron Judge is “full boar” back into the lineup and may DH in the coming games, but Boone said there are no “restrictions” on the reigning MVP’s usage.
Third baseman Josh Donaldson, who was seen doing regular batting practice, still needs a week of “intense baseball activities” before he can take the next steps in his return to action, the Yanks’ skipper said. “He’s been doing well here the last week or ten days and now will kinda up that workload all week as far as full baseball activities and if that continues to go well we’ll talk about a rehab assignment.”
Carlos Rodon did receive the scheduled injection on Tuesday to deal with a back injury that has prevented the left-hander from making his Yankee debut.
“We’ll see now,” Boone said when asked if the injections went well. “It’s 48 hours of not feeling much at all and hopefully that third – so Friday – we’ll start exercising and hopefully throwing by the weekend.”
Boone added Luis Severino (lat) will have a rehab start at Triple-A on Wednesday and Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) is running, but in terms of his timeline on a return is a week behind where Donaldson is at the moment.
May 9, 1:30 p.m.
As expected, the Yankees have activated Aaron Judge from the injured list ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Oakland Athletics.
While speaking with reporters pregame Tuesday, Aaron Boone said there will be no limitations on the star outfielder as he makes his return from a hip strain.
In a corresponding roster move, Oswald Peraza has been placed on the 10-day IL (retroactive to May 6) with a right ankle sprain. The infielder has been available off the bench, but hasn’t played since May 3.
Boone expects Peraza to be able to return to the team after missing the minimum amount of days on the IL.
Additionally, right-hander Greg Weissert has been recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
May 8, 4:06 p.m.
Aaron Judge is ready to go and will indeed be activated ahead of Tuesday’s game against the Oakland A’s.
Judge, dealing with a hip strain, told SNY MLB Insider Andy Martino that he will be ready to play on Tuesday, the first day he is eligible to come off the IL.
Aaron Boone said there will be no limitations on Judge as he makes his return.
May 7, 12:20 p.m.
Luis Severino told reporters that he thought it was “unnecessary” that the Yankees had him throw a simulated game on Friday, rather than a rehab start.
Aaron Boone was asked about Severino’s comments, but took them more as the right-hander itching to get back on the mound more than anything else.
“He wants to pitch. He wants to get back here and wants to get in the rotation,” Boone told reporters. “Feels good. So I just look at it as a competitor wanting to go.”
Severino is scheduled to make a rehab start on Wednesday.
May 6, 2:21 p.m.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone gave a slew of injury updates to a number of players including Carlos Rodon, Aaron Judge and Luis Severino.
Judge (hip) is progressing well and is scheduled to return Tuesday against the Oakland A’s.
Rodon is set to receive an injection in his back Tuesday, per Boone. The team nor Rodon have a timetable for a possible return, but how he reacts to the injection will determine what the next steps are.
Severino (lat) felt good after Friday’s simulated game and his next stop is to pitch a rehab game with the team’s Triple-A affiliate on Wednesday.
Harrison Bader will get the day off Saturday as the team eases him back into his everyday-role. He will be available off the bench.
May 5, 5:50 p.m.
Carlos Rodon will get a cortisone injection next week, Yankees manager Aaron Boone told the media Friday. And Rodon said he has been told the back issue is “chronic.”
Rodon, who has not thrown for the last few days, has been dealing with a back ailment that has kept him from pitching this season and Boone said the medical consensus right now is the injection will help him get back on the mound.
For the left-hander, getting through the back issue has been frustrating, but he understands the organization’s cautiousness.
“It’s hard. I wanted to throw today, I wanted to throw yesterday,” he told reporters in St. Petersburg on Friday. “But that’s why we have the training staff we do have so I don’t do something stupid and make something worse.”
When asked if a July return date is realistic, Rodon told reporters, “I can’t put a timeline on anything. I’ll get this injection and I want to throw as soon as I can.”
Earlier this week, Boone said the plan was to “get more doctors’ eyes” on Rodon and formulate a treatment plan for the 30-year-old.
“We need to get our arms around why he can’t get over that final hump,” the manager said Tuesday. He’s not in any pain, it’s just getting to positions the way he needs to move. We gotta get him there.”
Additionally, the swelling on Oswald Peraza‘s ankle has gone down, but he remains day-to-day and will not play Friday after he stumbled into second base with a steal in Wednesday night’s game, Boone said. Harrison Bader was in the lineup for the Yanks’ series opener against the Rays.
Aaron Judge worked out at the team’s minor league complex in Tampa on Friday and the Yankees are targeting next Tuesday, May 9 for the slugger’s return from the Injured List.
May 4, 12:45 a.m.
Following Wednesday’s win over the Cleveland Guardians, manager Aaron Boone gave a minor update on Harrison Bader after his collision with Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the outfield.
“I think Harrison is going to be fine,” Boone said. “Make sure he’s going to be OK. I was just with him and he was in very good spirits. Not something we want to mess with and make sure he’ll be OK. He’ll run through all the testing.”
Boone said he wasn’t sure if it’s his head or neck that’s bothering him, but the team is checking his head.
As for Oswald Peraza, the infielder pulled up lame after stealing second base. Boone said that the rookie will receive an X-ray, but that he rolled his ankle on his steal attempt
May 3, 4:22 p.m.
Yankees skipper Aaron Boone provided a plethora of injury updates on Wednesday ahead of the team’s rubber match with the Cleveland Guardians:
Carlos Rodon is scheduled for some more testing on his back on Thursday. “Hopefully we’ll have a better idea in a couple days,” Boone said.
Luis Severino (strained lat) will begin a rehab assignment in Tampa on Thursday
Nestor Cortes is now going to pitch Monday against the Oakland Athletics. Cortes’ start is being pushed back a few days because he had strep throat a couple of days ago. Cortes is “fine,” per Boone, and he’ll now be able to pitch in next weekend’s series against the Tampa Bay Rays in the Bronx.
Giancarlo Stanton (hamstring) is “doing well, but nothing imminent.” The outfielder started some running work outside, and has been hitting “for a while.”
Tommy Kahnle (bicep tendinitis) will have another bullpen session, likely on Thursday, and then the team will map out the rest of the month to match up with him coming off the 60-day IL.
May 2, 4:40 p.m.
Left-hander Carlos Rodon still “kinda can’t get over the hump with his back,” and will need to see additional specialists, Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced Wednesday.
Boone said there was “not much” of an update on Rodon, adding the left-hander is not dealing with back pain but movement may be restricted and it could be affecting his mechanics. Overall, the 30-year-old does not appear to be close to making his Yankee debut.
“He’s continued to throw through all of this,” the manager said, “but just getting him to that place that we need to get him to, that hasn’t happened. So just trying to continue to get those answers.”
Rodon, who was put on the IL due to a forearm/elbow injury at the end of spring training and developed “some back tightness” in early April, threw a bullpen a couple of days ago and threw yesterday. Boone said, “We need to get our arms around why he can’t get over that final hump. He’s not in any pain, it’s just getting to positions the way he needs to move. We gotta get him there.”
The team plans to “get more doctors’ eyes on it,” and formulate a treatment plan of continuing to build and throw through it or give Rodon time off.
“I don’t really have much for you other than we’re trying to see what’s the best course of action to kinda get over that final hump,” Boone said. The lefty’s shoulder and elbow feel great, but “it’s that last hurdle that makes him Carlos Rodon.”
Right-hander Lou Trivino will undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday in Los Angeles, Boone said. Trivino suffered a setback during his rehab from an elbow strain last week and went for a second opinion from orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
“We’re still gonna have a chance to have a really good bullpen, so right now in regards to Lou, it’s just feeling for the person hoping he gets through surgery well and I know he’s gonna work his tail [off] to get back at some point next year,” Boone said. Adding he thinks Trivino is “bummed,” but “a guy like him you know is gonna work real hard to put himself in the best possible position through the rehab.”
Aaron Judge, who is eligible to come off the 10-day IL on Monday, May 8, is still hitting in the batting cage and the manager said the hope is the slugger can return as soon as he is eligible.
Jonathan Loaisiga underwent surgery earlier Tuesday on his right elbow to remove a bone spur and other “loose bodies,” Boone added. “I think it kinda went as expected.”
May 2, 10:40 a.m.
The Yankees reinstated outfielder Harrison Bader from the Injured List following Monday’s 3-2 defeat to the Cleveland Guardians, the team announced.
Bader has yet to be featured this season after he landed on the IL to start the year with a left oblique strain suffered in early March during spring training. Franchy Cordero, who was called up after Aaron Judge went on the 10-day IL before the game, was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Acquired in August of 2022 in a deal with St. Louis for left-hander Jordan Montgomery, Bader slashed .217/.245/.528 in 14 regular season games for New York. But Bader fared much better in the postseason, hitting three home runs in the ALDS against Cleveland in 15 at-bats and two more homers in the ALCS against Houston, a series in which he had six hits in 15 at-bats.
May 1, 5:55 p.m.
The Yankees placed Aaron Judge on the 10-day injured list with a right hip strain on Monday. The move is retroactive to Friday, April 28.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the slugger is “feeling pretty good” and the Injury is “minor,” but said the club will play the long game with Judge’s health.
“We don’t want to put him in a position to where he goes out and compromises somewhere else and the injury becomes something else or worse. That’s the biggest thing,” Boone said before to the move was announced, via Gary Phillips. “I think Aaron’s also being realistic, too. He understands what’s at stake and that it’s important.”
The reigning AL MVP had been dealing with a sore hip since he was forced out of Thursday’s 4-2 win over the Texas Rangers. He missed New York’s last three games, all defeats.
In a corresponding move, Franchy Cordero was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wikes-Barre.
May 1, 4:20 p.m.
The Yankees may get outfielder Harrison Bader back from the Injured List this week, manager Aaron Boone told the media Monday.
The manager said Bader, who has been out with a left oblique strain since the last few days of spring training, could be activated for the Yanks’ series at the Tampa Bay Rays beginning Friday.
Boone also announced Jonathan Loaisiga will have surgery on Tuesday to remove a bone spur and he will be shut down from throwing for the next three to six weeks. Loaisiga, on the IL since April 8 with right elbow inflammation, experienced soreness last week while throwing during his rehab. Boone added an estimated return for the 28-year-old right-hander would be in August or September.
Luis Severino (right lat strain) could be back in two to three weeks with his first rehab start coming Wednesday in Florida and throw 45-50 pitches.
Right-hander Lou Trivino, whom the club transferred to the 60-day IL last week after suffering a setback during his rehab from an elbow strain, flew to Los Angeles to get a second opinion from orthopedic surgeon Dr. Neal ElAttrache.
And RHP Frankie Montas (right shoulder surgery recovery) is getting closer to starting a throwing program, Boone said. Righties Scott Effross and Luis Gil have each begun throwing programs.
April 29, 5:10 p.m.
A day after Aaron Judge received an MRI on his sore hip, the Yankees have a minor update on their slugging captain.
According to manager Aaron Boone, Judge has a mild strain at the top of his hip. The team’s plan is to wait a couple of days to see if he continues to improve and avoid an IL stint.
The Yankees hope to make a decision by Monday.
Judge missed Friday’s game against the Rangers and is not in the lineup Saturday. This likely means Judge will miss Sunday’s series finale as well.
April 28, 10:57 p.m.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone provided an update on Aaron Judge (hip) following the team’s loss on Friday night.
“We’re still waiting on [team doctor Christopher] Ahmad to read what we have,” he said. “It doesn’t seem too serious but we still don’t have a clear picture of it yet.”
When asked if he expects an IL stint for the reigning AL MVP, Boone deferred to what the team doctor will say before the Yankees make any decisions.
“I don’t know yet. It seems like it could be day-to-day but it can also be a short stint,” he said. “We’ll have to see when Dr. Ahmad weighs in and we’ll see where we’re at tomorrow with it.”
Judge injured his hip on a slide in the team’s series finale against the Twins on Wednesday. The outfielder said he felt sore waking up Thursday but started the team’s contest against the Rangers before leaving after two at-bats.
April 28, 6:40 p.m.
Relief pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga will undergo testing on his elbow after he experienced soreness this week while throwing during his rehab, Yankee manager Aaron Boone said on Friday.
Loaisiga, who was placed on the Injured List on April 8, had resumed throwing on flat ground last week but was shut down earlier this week when he reported the discomfort. The right-hander appeared in three games this season, allowing one earned run in 3.1 innings before landing on the IL.
Right-hander Luis Severino, who has been on the IL since March 30 with a right lat strain, threw 40 pitches in a live session that went as planned. Left-hander Carlos Rodon (left forearm strain) threw a 22-pitch bullpen session on Friday as he works his way toward his Yankee debut.
Boone also said the team is still waiting on the MRI results on Aaron Judge after he experienced hip discomfort and was forced out of Thursday night’s win over the Texas Rangers.
Boone hoped to hear more about Judge later on Friday night and Jake Bauers was with the team in Texas in case the 2022 AL MVP was forced to the IL. Judge did tell his manager his hip was feeling better when he woke up Friday.
April 27, 9:46 p.m.
Aaron Judge left Thursday night’s game against the Texas Rangers in the fourth inning after experiencing right hip discomfort.
The outfielder was 0-for-2 with two strikeouts before exiting the contest. It was initially thought Judge aggravated his hand on a swing after he appeared to grimace after his last strikeout.
April 26, 12:10 p.m.
Reliever Tommy Kahnle threw a 15-pitch bullpen session on Wednesday, Aaron Boone told reporters.
The Yankees’ plan for Kahnle, who is dealing with bicep tendinitis, is to hopefully have him back by the end of May.
Kahnle, 33, has pitched just 13.2 total innings since the start of the 2020 season, missing significant time while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
After suffering a setback during spring training, Kahnle is yet to pitch this season after signing a two-year contract with the team in December.
April 24, 6:19 p.m.
RHP Lou Trivino (right elbow strain) suffered a setback while rehabbing in Tampa and has been sent back to New York for an evaluation, according to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.
The 31-year-old felt some discomfort in his throwing elbow, Hoch reports. He began the season on the 15-day IL and had been throwing since April 2.
Trivino was acquired by the Yanks at the trade deadline last season from the Oakland A’s, and went on to pitch in 25 games for New York. He owned a 1-2 record with a 1.66 ERA and 22 strikeouts over 21.2 IP with the Yankees.
Additionally, Aaron Boone said that Harrison Bader (left oblique strain) won’t be joining the team on their current road trip. Bader began rehabbing with Double-A Somerset over the weekend and Boone said they want him to play back-to-back nine-inning games and get more at-bats before joining the Yanks, according to Hoch. It’s possible that Bader could be ready to make his season debut on May 5 on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays.
Boone also said that Tommy Kahnle (right bicep tendonitis), who was transferred to the 60-day IL earlier this month and then was seen throwing at Yankee Stadium on April 20, is traveling with the team. The manager added that he’s doing well and is scheduled to throw from a bullpen mound while the team plays a four-game series with the Texas Rangers beginning on Thursday.
April 21, 4:25 p.m.
Manager Aaron Boone said Friday prior to the team’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays that it’ll likely “be a couple of weeks” for Harrison Bader (left oblique strain) to return.
The Yankees said Friday that Bader will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset as he’s still yet to play this season in the big leagues.
Boone also announced that Josh Donaldson was diagnosed with a Grade 1 hamstring strain and it will likely “be a couple of weeks” before he will return too.
Donaldson underwent an MRI on Wednesday after he experienced some tightness in the hamstring during his rehab start with Double-A Somerset on Tuesday. He told reporters at the time that he’s being shut down for an undetermined amount of time. Donaldson hasn’t played since April 5 when he injured his hamstring while jogging to first base on a flyout against the Philadelphia Phillies.
April 21, 10:25 a.m.
The Yankees announced on Friday that outfielder Harrison Bader will begin a rehab assignment with Double-A Somerset.
Catcher Ben Rortvedt will begin a rehab assignment in Single-A Tampa.
Bader strained his left oblique in spring training and is yet to make his regular season debut after hitting five postseason home runs for New York last season.
April 20, 1:24 p.m.
Carlos Rodon, who has been on the IL with a forearm/elbow injury and is also slowed by a back issue, is going to stop throwing for a few days, manager Aaron Boone said.
Boone referred to Rodon’s back as a “nagging” thing.
In addition to not throwing for a bit, Rodon will get a CT scan for his back.
Rodon threw his side session as scheduled on Monday, but was still dealing with the back issue at that time.
His rehab has been delayed a few times due to his back, and there is currently no timetable for his return.
April 20, 11:55 a.m.
Tommy Kahnle, who was transferred to the 60-day IL earlier this month, was throwing in the outfield at Yankees Stadium on Thursday.
The reliever has had some stops and starts as he works his way back from biceps tendinitis.
He is eligible to be activated from the IL near the end of May.
The 33-year-old has pitched just 13.2 innings since the end of the 2019 season.
April 19, 3:46 p.m.
Josh Donaldson’s rehab start with Double-A Somerset didn’t exactly go to plan, and now the third baseman is being shut down.
Donaldson went 1-for-3 with Somerset on Tuesday, but he experienced some tightness in his injured hamstring. He told reporters on Wednesday afternoon that he’s now being shut down for an undetermined amount of time.
Donaldson underwent an MRI on Wednesday, saying that he’s “bummed out” by his return being delayed. The veteran third baseman hasn’t played since April 5 when he injured his hamstring while jogging to first base on a flyout against the Philadelphia Phillies.
April 18, 4:15 p.m.
While speaking with reports pregame on Tuesday, Aaron Boone provided injury updates on a number of players:
– The Yankees are hoping that Giancarlo Stanton, who was recently placed on the IL with a Grade 2 hamstring strain, will be able to return to the team in six weeks. The usual best-case scenario is a four-to-six week recovery period. The slugger homered four times in 13 games prior to the injury.
– While losing Stanton is a big blow to the outfield and lineup, they could be receiving a boost soon. Harrison Bader is scheduled to take live BP on Thursday. If all goes well there, he could begin a rehab assignment on Friday. Bader suffered an oblique injury late in spring training and has been working his way back. He was tremendous for the Yankees last postseason, homering five times.
– Josh Donaldson (hamstring) has joined Double-A Somerset to begin a rehab assignment of his own. There’s a chance he could get back into the lineup as soon as later this week.
– Lastly, Jonathan Loaisiga is expected to resume throwing later this week. The right-hander was placed on the IL last week due to right elbow inflammation. He’s allowed one run across three appearances this season.
April 16, 12:28 p.m.
Josh Donaldson will likely make his return to the Yankees lineup by the middle of this week.
Aaron Boone said on Sunday that Donaldson will likely play in a rehab game with Double-A Somerset on Tuesday, with the potential to be activated on Wednesday.
Donaldson has been out of action since April 5 due to a hamstring issue.
April 14, 4:55 p.m.
Manager Aaron Boone gave a handful of injury updates prior to Friday’s game against the Minnesota Twins, including positive news on pitchers Carlos Rodon (forearm/elbow) and Luis Severino (lat).
On Rodon: “He threw again today, he’s doing really well actually and now I feel like he’s ready to take off a little bit. He threw and did a little touch and feel on the slope today also. He is scheduled for a two-up bullpen Sunday or Monday I believe, and then hopefully into lives from that point, whatever two or three days after that.”
On Severino: “He threw his bullpen yesterday, went well. I believe his next one is a two-up bullpen.”
Additionally, Boone said that DJ LeMahieu (quad) is continuing to improve and is hopeful that the veteran will be in the lineup on Saturday. LeMahieu, who took grounders at third during batting practice, will be available off the bench for the second straight game Friday.
“No, he’s doing better, improvements off of yesterday,” Boone said. “It seems like he’s out there going through work now. I would expect him available off the bench. I kind of made that call last night that I wasn’t going to have him in the lineup today, but does seem like he continues to make improvements.”
Boone added that Josh Donaldson (hamstring) is “doing really well, looks good, moving well, BP looks good,” and the team will “see where we are over the next couple of days.”
April 13, 4:21 p.m.
Before their game against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, Yankees manager Aaron Boone gave injury updates on a number of players.
Harrison Bader (oblique), who also spoke on Thursday, went through a full day of baseball activities and he and Boone are optimistic the outfielder can potentially start a rehab assignment some time next week. “He’s doing great,” Boone said. However, while he’s unsure how long the rehab assignment will take, Boone mentioned “it’s not just going to be a few days down there.”
Carlos Rodon (forearm/elbow) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday at “less intensity” and his back is feeling much better after experiencing back tightness earlier in the week. After playing catch on Thursday, Rodon will throw another bullpen session on either Sunday or Monday. Boone said hopefully after that session, Rodon will progress to start throwing to live batters.
As for Josh Donaldson (hamstring), Boone was noncommittal about him needing a rehab assignment. “We’ll see,” he said, but mentioned he thought Donaldson “looked really good moving around” third base taking grounders on Thursday.
Luis Severino (lat) threw a bullpen session on Thursday with Boone calling it “all good.” His next scheduled throwing session will be split between a bullpen session and throwing to live batters.
Finally, DJ LeMahieu (quad) is “doing better” and although he’s not in the starting lineup, he is an option off the bench against the Twins.
April 12, 11:00 a.m.
Infielder Gleyber Torres is out of the lineup for the first time this season on Wednesday and is day-to-day with hip/groin tightness. Infielder DJ LeMahieu was also held out of the lineup and is day-to-day with quad tightness.
Torres, who was lifted for the bottom half of the ninth in the Yankees’ 11-2 win at Cleveland on Tuesday, felt tightness in his hip/groin area earlier in the game and felt it tighten up again while running the bases after a ninth-inning single, manager Aaron Boone said.
“I don’t think it’s anything that big [of a problem],” Boone said of Torres, “…it’s just something grabbing him there.”
Boone did not think additional testing would be needed for Torres, but he was not in the lineup for Wednesday’s matinee against the Guardians.
April 11, 1:06 p.m.
Carlos Rodon, who is on the IL due to a forearm/elbow injury, is dealing with “some back tightness” that has delayed his next live batting practice session, manager Aaron Boone said during an appearance on the Talkin’ Yanks podcast.
Boone said the live BP had originally been set for Monday or Tuesday, and added that elbow-wise, Rodon is “doing great.”
Meanwhile, Luis Severino had a bullpen session on Monday where he threw about 25 pitches. Severino plans to throw another bullpen session on Thursday before advancing to facing hitters, per Meredith Marakovits of YES.
In another promising injury update, Harrison Bader took “full machine BP” and “feels great.”
Boone noted that Bader could possibly begin a rehab assignment next week.
April 8, 9:30 p.m.
Prior to Saturday’s game against the Orioles, Yankees manager Aaron Boone informed the media that prospect Oswald Peraza is dealing with hamstring tightness.
While Peraza is starting the season in the minors, the infielder has not played for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since Thursday and has been out of the lineup for the past two days. That does explain why when Josh Donaldson was officially placed on the IL, Peraza was not an option for a callup.
In six games in Triple-A, Peraza is 7-for-24 (.292) with two RBI and five stole bases.
April 8, 12:07 p.m.
Prior to Saturday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, the Yankees made a number of roster moves.
Josh Donaldson (right hamstring strain) was placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to April 6, while RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (right elbow inflammation) was placed on the 15-day IL, also retroactive to April 6.
The team also transferred RHP Tommy Kahnle (right bicep tendonitis) to the 60-day IL.
Additionally, the Yankees recalled RHP Jhony Brito from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and signed OF Willie Calhoun to a major league contract and selected him to the active roster.
April 7, 12:58 p.m.
After leaving Wednesday’s game with a hamstring injury, Josh Donaldson is likely headed to the IL, said manager Aaron Boone.
In five games this season, Donaldson is slashing .125/.176/.313 with one home run and has six strikeouts.
April 5, 1:58 p.m.
Josh Donaldson left Wednesday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies before the third inning after pulling up lame while running down the first base line in the bottom of the second.
Donaldson appeared to be in pain as he neared first base on a fly out, and was later diagnosed with hamstring tightness.
He will be reevaluated on Thursday.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa replaced Donaldson at third base.
April 4, 7:23 p.m.
Harrison Bader expects to begin progressing towards a return to the Yankees this week.
Speaking with ESPN’s Marly Rivera prior to Tuesday’s game against the Phillies, Bader says he has “felt good for some time now” and that it’s just a matter of starting his hitting progression, which should begin this week.
Bader, who was diagnosed with an oblique strain on March 10, was placed on the IL to start the season retroactive to March 27.
April 3, 4:25 p.m.
Outfielder Harrison Bader (left oblique strain) is progressing towards his return, as manager Aaron Boone said Monday that he took about 25 swings and “felt great.”
“He swung today, so he continues to do really well,” Boone said. “I don’t know how exactly the progression will lay out, but even talking to him afterwards, I think he took like 25, 26 dry swings. He said the last half dozen or so he was letting it rip and felt great. I don’t know what the progression will be there. He sprinted I think yesterday and that went really well.
“We’ll see how the progression goes to where the point he’s able to get into rehab games. But today was another good step for him.”
Bader was placed on the 10-day IL on March 30, retroactive to March 27.
Additionally, the Yankees transferred RHP Frankie Montas (right shoulder surgery recovery) to the 60-day IL.
April 2, 12:37 p.m.
Starter Carlos Rodon continues to move in the right direction.
Manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Sunday that the lefty will throw a two-inning simulated game as the next step in his recovery, with the possibility of having batters stand in the box.
Rodon has started his Yankees tenure on the IL due to a forearm strain, but was encouraged by his latest bullpen session.
April 1, 1:50 p.m.
The Yankees seem to be getting some positive news on the injury front. Aaron Boone provided an update on some of the teams ailing stars prior to Saturday afternoon’s game.
Harrison Bader, who landed on the injured list with a left oblique strain, went for another MRI a few days ago. That imagining showed a ton of improvement, which obviously is good news.
“He’s doing really well. He was swimming in the pool yesterday, he’ll continue to do that this weekend,” Boone said. “If that continues to progress he could start to get a bat in his hand as early as next week or as early as early in the week and start introducing some throwing and things like that.”
Things certainly seem to have gone really well for the outfielder, who has been shutdown for a few weeks now, and he’s trending in the right direction.
On the pitching front, Luis Severino (right lat strain) has begun his build up process, as he threw yesterday and again this morning.
Boone noted that it’s encouraging the right-hander was able to get out there on back-to-back days and feel fine.
“It was good that he came back in today after throwing yesterday,” he said. “It was light-throwing yesterday but came back in asymptomatic today, which is good news, so hopefully onward and upward.”
He also had some good news to share on the bullpen front, as Lou Trivino has also begun throwing and is doing really well.
Though, Boone did add that it could be a bit of a longer and slower process with the nature of his injury. The right-hander, who is dealing with a right elbow strain, was fantastic in relief for the Yankees last season.
Additionally Boone is hopeful that Tommy Kahnle, who recently received a cortisone shot to address his right biceps tendinitis, will also be able to start throwing early next week.
March 30, 10:58 a.m.
Prior to the Yankees’ Opening Day game against the San Francisco Giants, the team made a number of roster moves for those starting the season on the injured list.
LHP Carlos Rodon (left forearm strain) will begin the season on the 15-day IL, retroactive to March 27. The lefty said Monday he is “very encouraged by how he feels” after tossing a 30-pitch bullpen session.
Right-handers Luis Severino (right lat strain), Tommy Kahnle (right bicep tendonitis), Lou Trivino (right elbow strain) and Frankie Montas (right shoulder surgery recovery) were all placed on the 15-day IL as well, retroactive to March 27.
OF Harrison Bader (left oblique strain) was placed on the 10-day IL, retroactive to March 27, as was catcher Ben Rortvedt (left shoulder aneurysm surgery recovery).
RHPs Luis Gil and Scott Effross were both placed on the 60-day IL due to right elbow surgery recovery.
Additionally, the team recalled RHP Jhony Brito from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and he is expected to start on Sunday, per MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.
March 27, 12:37 p.m.
Carlos Rodon threw a 30-pitch bullpen session on Monday, coming out of it “very encouraged by how he feels,” per MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.
Dealing with a mild strain in his forearm, Rodon will begin the season on the Injured List and will not travel with the Yankees when they head to New York for Thursday’s Opening Day matchup with the San Francisco Giants, per Hoch.
Rodon made just one start this spring, allowing five earned runs on six hits in just 2.0 innings against the Atlanta Braves on March 5.
March 25, 11:00 a.m.
Luis Severino has a low-grade right lat strain and is expected to begin the season on the injured list, Aaron Boone said during a news conference Saturday in Clearwater, Fla., before the Yankees’ 1:05 p.m. spring training game at the Philadelphia Phillies, per MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.
Clarke Schmidt is in line to start New York’s second game of the season, next Saturday’s 4:05 p.m. matchup with the San Francisco Giants, Boone added.
Severino will not throw for five-to-seven days, Boone said.
The Yankees are weighing their options for the fifth starter, which could wind up being Jhony Brito, Boone added.
Severino, 29, has allowed 15 runs (all earned) on 15 hits (six home runs) while striking out 23 and walking six in 15 innings pitched this spring.
Entering Saturday, the Yankees have four spring training games left before Opening Day next Thursday against the Giants, a three-game series at Yankee Stadium.
March 23, 1:23 p.m.
Carlos Rodon, who is working his way back from a mild strain in his left forearm, threw a 15-pitch bullpen session (all fastballs) on Thursday.
Rodon told reporters that he will likely play catch at 90 feet on Friday before throwing another bullpen session — where he plans to mix in his non-fastball arsenal.
The left-hander will begin the season on the IL.
“I could go out there and perform,” Rodon told reporters shortly after suffering his injury. “But am I performing at my best and how long am I going to last throughout the season if I continue down this road? I’m not here to pitch until the All-Star break. I’m here to pitch well into October. If this was down the stretch, yeah, I would be going for sure. If it’s October 5 or the ALDS, I’m taking the ball.”
March 22. 1:26 p.m.
Reliever Tommy Kahnle hasn’t yet made his spring debut for the Yankees, and Aaron Boone explained on Wednesday that it will be a little longer until they see him on the mound.
According to Greg Joyce of the New York Post, Kahnle received a cortisone injection on Tuesday as he continues to deal with biceps tendinitis, and it will be “a few more days” before the Yankees hope to begin ramping him back up.
Kahnle, poised to begin his second stint in a Yankees uniform, underwent Tommy John surgery in 2020 and hasn’t been fully healthy since, pitching just one game with the Dodgers last season. He recently suffered a setback on his road back to the mound, experiencing arm soreness after a throwing session.
March 14, 9:23 p.m.
Aaron Boone told reporters after Tuesday night’s 10-3 win over the Toronto Blue Jays that Jose Trevino hasn’t played since March 9 because he’s been dealing with a right wrist sprain.
The skipper said that he expects his catcher to resume play later this week, although an injection remains a possibility. Nevertheless, Boone believes Trevino will be ready for Opening Day.
March 13, 2:30 p.m.
Yankees slugger Anthony Rizzo took batting practice on Monday and is feeling fine after missing time with a “cranky” back, according to the New York Post’s Jon Heyman.
Rizzo received treatment for the back issue while he took time off, Heyman noted.
He was scratched from the lineup on Sunday and manager Aaron Boone said that he expected Rizzo to return on Tuesday when the Yankees face the Toronto Blue Jays.
Over five spring training games, Rizzo is hitting .417 (5-for-12) with a double and three strikeouts.
March 12, 12:04 p.m.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone said prior to Sunday’s spring training game on the road against the Boston Red Sox that Anthony Rizzo was scratched because of a “cranky” back, per MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch.
Boone expects that Rizzo will play on Tuesday when the team returns from Fort Myers to play the Toronto Blue Jays at home. The manager added that it’s “something we wanted to stay ahead of.”
March 11, 4:20 p.m.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters after the team’s loss to the Phillies on Saturday that outfielder Harrison Bader will likely need six weeks before he returns to the club.
Bader left Wednesday’s game with an oblique strain, and after undergoing tests the team has determined he’ll need more than a month to recover. That would make Bader’s target date for a return to be around April 20.
March 10, 11:30 a.m.
On Friday, Aaron Boone announced that Harrison Bader will miss time with a strained left oblique. Bader underwent tests on his oblique after feeling discomfort following a swing in Wednesday’s game against the Cardinals.
Boone said there is no timetable for Bader’s return.
March 9, 4:15 p.m.
The Yankees have more potentially bad news on the injury-front this afternoon.
Following Thursday’s spring training game against the Boston Red Sox, New York skipper Aaron Boone said that outfielder Harrison Bader will undergo testing on his left oblique.
Bader felt something while swinging during yesterday’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. He played five innings and finished the day 0-for-2.
Bader has dealt with his fair-share of injuries throughout his six-year big league career. Having him miss significant time would be a big blow for the Yankees on both sides of the ball.
New York has already lost Carlos Rodon, Tommy Kahnle, and Lou Trivino to injuries earlier today.
March 9, 11:36 a.m.
Carlos Rodon has a mild strain in his left forearm and will begin the regular season on the IL, GM Brian Cashman told reporters.
Rodon will not throw for seven-to-10 days.
He made his first spring training start on March 5, allowing five runs on six hits in 2.0 innings.
“I could go out there and perform,” Rodon told reporters. “But am I performing at my best and how long am I going to last throughout the season if I continue down this road? I’m not here to pitch until the All-Star break. I’m here to pitch well into October,” Rodon said, via MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch. “If this was down the stretch, yeah, I would be going for sure. If it’s October 5 or the ALDS, I’m taking the ball.”
Once Rodon is cleared to throw, he will have to advance from flat ground to the mound and then participate in rehab games.
Cashman noted that “in a perfect world,” Rodon would be able to return at some point in April.
In addition to Rodon, relievers Lou Trivino (elbow strain) and Tommy Kahnle (biceps tendinitis) will also begin the regular season on the IL.
March 8, 9:54 a.m.
Right-handed pitcher Frankie Montas, who had surgery on his right labrum late last month, told reporters that he “for sure” expects to pitch again this season.
Montas said the he will begin playing catch in about nine or 10 weeks.
Once the 29-year-old is cleared to throw, he will have to advance to throwing on the mound before beginning his full ramp-up.
In the event Montas starts playing catch near the end of May, he would likely not be ready to pitch in games until August.
March 5, 5:10 p.m.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Sunday that reliever Tommy Kahnle is currently not throwing due to right bicep tendonitis. The right-hander is still seven days from throwing after being put on a 10-day pause.
Boone added that time remains for the 33-year-old to return before the start of the regular season.
Kahnle returned to the Yankees this offseason after pitching to a 2.84 ERA in 13 appearances with the Dodgers last season.
March 1, 11 a.m.
Catching prospect Austin Wells told reporters Wednesday he fractured his 12th rib and the team is developing a treatment plan.
Wells, who underwent an MRI on Tuesday, believes he will have 7-10 days of no baseball activity before there is a plan in place. This type of injury usually takes 6-8 weeks to heal.
Feb. 22, 2:30 p.m.
Ben Rortvedt has been shut down for a month after he had surgery to address an aneurysm in an artery near his left shoulder.
Feb. 19, 10:45 a.m.
Nestor Cortes won’t pitch in the World Baseball Classic due to a hamstring injury, but will he be ready to go come the the start of the regular season?
The lefty was asked just that on Sunday morning, saying it’s a “possibility” that he’ll be ready for his first start.
“Yeah, I think it’s a possibility,” Cortes said. “The hamstring can be a little tricky sometimes, but I think we’ve done a good job of taking care of it and being on top of it every single day to be as ready as possible.”
Cortes threw off the mound on Friday, which was an earlier return to action than anticipated.
Feb. 17, 11:30 a.m.
Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes returned to the mound in Tampa on Friday morning.
Aaron Boone and pitching coach Matt Blake looked on during the bullpen session.
As reported by SNY’s Andy Martino, the left-hander was originally scheduled to miss a few weeks of throwing off of a mound with a right hamstring tweak that kept him out of the World Baseball Classic.
Feb. 15, 1:10 p.m.
Aaron Boone announced that right-hander Frankie Montas will undergo shoulder surgery on Feb. 21, with the best-case scenario being that he returns “late in the season.”
“It’s been a couple different shutdowns where he was getting built up, and then he went out and saw [Dr. Neal ElAttrache] who cleared him to go again, he was building back up, and still wasn’t quite right, so went back and now we’ve gotten to the point where they’re going to go in,” Boone said. “They’ll scope it and then we’ll have a better idea of the timeframe once that happens on the 21st, and then hopefully he’s here a few days later.
“Best case is he would be back late in the season, but we’re really going to know a lot after the 21st.”
Montas, 29, was acquired in a midseason trade with the Oakland A’s last year, pitching to a 6.35 ERA in eight regular season starts for New York.
In brighter news, Boone said that he expects that Nestor Cortes will be ready for Opening Day. The lefty is dealing with a hamstring issue that will keep him out of the World Baseball Classic.
Boone also expects DJ LeMahieu to be ready for the season. The utility man dealt with a fractured toe for a good part of the 2022 season, but he did not end up having surgery.
Feb. 15, 12:20 p.m.
Yankees right-handed pitcher Frankie Montas, who was already expected to miss the first month or so of the season due to a shoulder injury, might need surgery to correct the issue.
Montas is still undergoing testing on the shoulder, pitching coach Matt Blake told reporters on Wednesday, indicating that Montas is going through the process with doctors.
If Montas requires surgery, it is unclear what type of surgery it would be and how long he might be out.
Feb. 13, 1:25 p.m.
Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes will miss the upcoming World Baseball Classic after tweaking his right hamstring.
The left-hander said he has a grade 2 hamstring strain and will not throw off a mound for a few weeks (though he is still throwing on flat ground).
As far as a timetable for his return, Cortes is not ruling out the possibility of being ready for the first week of the regular season.
“It’s definitely doable to start the season off healthy and in the rotation,” he told reporters.
Cortes dealt with a groin injury in late August of last season, landing him on the IL, and then exited Game 4 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros due to a groin injury.
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