Yankees injury news: Nestor Cortes joins practice, Peralta injured, Anthony Misiewicz meets neuro

Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes is presented with the 2022 Latino MVP award at Yankee Stadium on Sept. 20, 2023.

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Yankees reliever Wandy Peralta has been experiencing some trouble with his triceps, according to manager Aaron Boone. The left-handed reliever hasn’t played since last Thursday, and although Boone described the injury as relatively minor, it’s uncertain whether Peralta will need to take some time off on the injured list.

Boone didn’t provide many specifics about Peralta’s injury, but it could clarify why the 32-year-old left-handed Yankees pitcher hasn’t been on the mound for almost a week. We won’t have a definite idea of when he’ll be back until we get more information, but fantasy sports managers should think of Peralta as a day-to-day player for now.

Wandy Peralta could leave the Yankees injury list soon.
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Yankees injury update on Nestor Cortes

Nestor Cortes, who’s been dealing with a rotator cuff strain, started a throwing program on Monday and reported feeling well. But he mentioned that it’s still early in the process. The Yankees; plan is for Cortes to continue with his throwing program for about four weeks. This will help him gradually prepare for a bullpen session to ensure that he enters the next season without any issues.

Boone stated that the hope is that this latest round of progress will provide them with the information they need. He also said that if Peralta can now build up like he normally would, that should indicate that they’re in a good position.

On Wednesday afternoon, Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes had a session of catch in the Yankee Stadium outfield. This marked the second day of a throwing program that started on Monday. Cortes, who was named an All-Star in 2022, has spent most of the past four months on the injured list due to a rotator cuff strain.

New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes at Yankee Stadium.

The Yankees’ strategy is to gradually increase Cortes’ activity until they are confident that his arm issue is fully resolved. After that, they intend to give him the necessary rest up to spring training, with the hope of seeing him deliver another impressive performance in the 2024 season.

In case Cortes faces another setback similar to what happened in August, there’s a chance that surgery might become a consideration.

Yankees injury update on Anthony Misiewicz

Anthony Misiewicz, who sustained a concussion, was still experiencing symptoms, but according to Boone, he was in very good spirits. This was four days after the 28-year-old left-handed pitcher was hit in the face by a line drive.

Misiewicz, who was struck by a comebacker last Friday in Pittsburgh, has rejoined the team and had an appointment with neurologist Dr. Anthony Alessi on Monday.

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Boone mentioned that all things considered, Misiewicz is doing reasonably well, given the circumstances, but he also noted that Misiewicz hasn’t been able to do much.

Yankees injury update on Everson Pereira

Everson Pereira, who’s been dealing with a hamstring problem, is still not in the lineup for Wednesday’s game against the Blue Jays. Pereira hasn’t played for almost a week due to his hamstring issue, but he hasn’t been placed on the injured list so far.

Pereira participated in batting practice, and according to Boone, he was doing quite well.  Regardless, he hasn’t been cleared to make his return to the game just yet.

Pereira had an accident where he slipped on some stairs during the Yankees’ series in Boston last week, and as a result, he hasn’t played in a game since last Thursday.

Yankees rookie outfielder Everson Pereira is signing a ball in Detroit.
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There isn’t much time left for Pereira to demonstrate his abilities during his first experience in the majors. There are less than two weeks left in the season.

The Yankees manager explained that they would likely decide on placing him on the injured list in the next few days. According to him, he is hoping that they can manage without it and that Pereira becomes available for play sooner rather than later.

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