Yankees injury latest on Soto, Stanton, and three pitchers

Yankees' outfielder Juan Soto in the game against the Reds on July 2, 2024.
Sara Molnick
Wednesday July 3, 2024

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The New York Yankees have received promising updates on the status of several injured players, including star outfielder Juan Soto. Manager Aaron Boone shared good news on the slugger’s recovery from a hand injury sustained during a slide into home plate in Friday’s game against the Toronto Blue Jays.

The Yankees skipper noted that Soto’s injury, which resulted in swelling and pain, showed signs of improvement. Although he was scratched from Saturday’s lineup, the star outfielder made a dramatic late return on Sunday and started in Tuesday’s series opener against the Cincinnati Reds.

Giancarlo Stanton, player of the new york yankees

Giancarlo Stanton‘s recovery from a hamstring injury is also progressing well. Ten days into his stint on the Injured List, Stanton’s rehabilitation is on track with the initial four-week return estimate. Boone reported that Stanton has begun hitting, throwing, and light running activities, indicating positive strides in his recovery.

These encouraging injury updates come at a crucial time for the Yankees, who are looking to fortify their roster as they continue their pursuit of a playoff spot. The team will closely monitor the progress of these key players, hoping for their timely returns to strengthen both the lineup and pitching staff.

Yankees’ three injured pitchers are on right track

Clarke Schmidt in in action in the Yankees vs. Mets game on March 25, 2024, at Tampa.

The New York Yankees have provided promising updates on several injured pitchers, hinting at potential reinforcements for their beleaguered rotation. Manager Aaron Boone shared the latest on Clarke Schmidt, Scott Effross, and JT Brubaker.

Clarke Schmidt, out since May 27 with a right rotator cuff strain, has resumed throwing for about a week. While his recovery is progressing as planned, according to Boone, the Yankees starter still has several key steps to complete before he can return to the mound.

Scott Effross and JT Brubaker, both recovering from Tommy John surgery, are nearing their potential season debuts. Boone mentioned a possible mid-July return for both, although he stressed the necessity of a thorough build-up and sufficient competitive reps before their activation.

Brubaker, primarily a starter, might be considered for bullpen duties upon his return. During his rehabilitation assignments with Single-A Tampa and Double-A Somerset, Brubaker has been impressive, allowing no runs and just three hits over six innings.

Effross is slated to pitch again for Triple-A RailRiders on Wednesday. Boone expressed optimism about Effross’s progress, noting that despite a recent rough outing, his initial appearances have been promising. In two outings with Scranton, the reliever has allowed three runs (two earned) over 2.1 innings, striking out three.

The Yankees manager highlighted the importance of ensuring both Effross and Brubaker receive ample competitive exposure before rejoining the major league roster. This cautious approach underscores the team’s commitment to the long-term health and effectiveness of these pitchers.

These updates bring a glimmer of hope to a Yankees pitching staff that has faced significant challenges, potentially bolstering both the rotation and bullpen in the coming weeks.

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  1. I do not believe that Effross will be on his rehab assignment until he really is ready to put in the Majors. I believe Brubaker will be ready to throw 3-4 innings at a time when he’s activated. in no way, shape, or form will he be ready to be a SP in the Majors.

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