Carlos Rodon’s comeback eagerly awaited by the Yankees

Carlos Rodon of New York Yankees' press conference
Amanda Paula
Monday June 12, 2023

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Steady progress and potential rehab assignment ignite hope for Carlos Rodon’s recovery. The New York Yankees are anxiously awaiting some positive news concerning their injured star starter. In the offseason, the team made a significant investment by signing Carlos Rodon to a lucrative six-year, $162 million contract, envisioning him as one of their top pitchers alongside Gerrit Cole. However, his return has been plagued by setbacks, particularly with forearm and back issues.

Anxiously awaiting clearance for Minor League rehab and potential July return

Despite the challenges, there is a ray of hope on the horizon as recent reports suggest that Carlos Rodon is making steady progress. If he successfully clears one final hurdle, there is a possibility of him embarking on a minor league rehab assignment in the near future. According to a tweet from MLB insider Bryan Hoch, Carlos Rodon is slated to participate in one more live batting practice session on Thursday. If he emerges from this session without any complications, he could be granted clearance to begin his rehab assignment in minor league games.

The Yankees are eagerly counting down the days, as a successful rehab stint could pave the way for Carlos Rodon’s return to the team, possibly in July, assuming there are no further setbacks. Hoch’s tweet also revealed an encouraging detail: during Carlos Rodon’s most recent throwing session, his fastball consistently reached speeds in the range of 93-96 mph, closely resembling his ideal velocity.

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Adding a pitcher of Carlos Rodon’s caliber to the roster would be a significant boost for the Yankees. Last season, he showcased his talent with the San Francisco Giants, posting an impressive 2.88 ERA and striking out 237 batters. With such numbers, Carlos Rodon has the potential to become a valuable asset near the top of the Yankees’ pitching staff.

All eyes are now focused on Carlos Rodon’s progress and recovery. The team and fans alike are hopeful that he can overcome his injuries and make a triumphant return, providing a much-needed boost to the Yankees’ rotation. The anticipation builds as they await further updates on Carlos Rodon’s journey back to the mound.

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