Latest Injury Reports on Matt Carpenter and Zack Britton


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While the outlook for one of the Yankees’ injured players is improving, the situation with another remains unclear.

Zack Britton, a reliever, will face his first opponent in 370 days when he takes the mound for High-A Tampa on Wednesday to begin his minor-league rehab assignment to finish recovering from Tommy John surgery. This assignment is part of Britton’s recovery from Tommy John surgery.

As Matt Carpenter continues his recovery from a broken left foot, it is still unknown whether he will play again this season in either the designated hitter or utility role.

Regarding Britton, the Yankees anticipate that the veteran left-hander will start the game and throw 15 pitches. Britton will also throw the first pitch.

Boone went on to say that Britton’s first couple of appearances won’t likely last longer than three batters each because he is still working on strengthening his arm.

The Yankees hope that Britton will pitch like he did in 2019 and 2020, when he saved 11 games and had an earned run average of 1.90 in 86 games. If he’s healthy and Clay Holmes can’t control his sinker, he could take over as closer in September.

Carpenter was picked up off the scrap heap in late May and hit .305 with 15 home runs, 37 RBI, and an OPS of 1.138. Aug. 8 in Seattle, he fractured his foot.

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