Yankees Injury Update: Rodon’s MRI results awaited as Yankees face pitching woes

Carlos Rodon is seen during his start for the Yankees against the Astros on July 06, 2023, at Yankee Stadium.
Amanda Paula
Sunday August 6, 2023

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Carlos Rodon, the left-handed pitcher for the New York Yankees, exited the game early during Sunday’s matchup against the Houston Astros due to tightness in his left hamstring. While the Yankees suffered a 9-7 loss, Rodon remains optimistic about avoiding the injured list as he awaits the results of his MRI scheduled for Monday.

Rodon leave the game injured amidst boos

Speaking to the media, Rodon expressed his confidence in his condition, stating, “I feel confident that everything is OK. Obviously, we won’t know until that imaging comes. But I’m confident that I’m available, whatever they need me to do.”

Before Rodon’s media interaction, Yankees manager Aaron Boone expressed uncertainty about the severity of Rodon’s injury, leaving the team anxiously awaiting the MRI results to gain a clearer picture of the situation.

Rodon left the game with two outs in the third inning following a strikeout of Kyle Tucker. However, his discomfort had been evident even during his warmup pitches, leading the team to take precautionary measures and remove him from the field.

Reflecting on his performance, Rodon acknowledged his frustration after giving up five runs on three hits, including two home runs, while striking out five and walking two in just 2 2/3 innings. “This is not the way I wanted to come out here and perform—especially today, with a game that I feel like we needed to win,” he stated.

Carlos Rodon making his Yankees' debut against the Cubs, on July 7, 2023.
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Rodon’s season has been marred by challenges, as he missed the first three months of the year due to a left forearm strain and back issues. Upon his return in early July, he struggled, ending Sunday’s game with a 7.33 ERA in six starts and conceding eight home runs in 27 innings.

The 30-year-old pitcher signed a six-year deal with the Yankees, but his performance this season has fallen short of expectations. Despite the setbacks, Rodon remains determined to contribute positively to the team and is eager to bounce back stronger.

The Yankees will be closely monitoring the MRI results to determine the next steps for Rodon’s recovery and potential return to the mound. As the team strives to stay competitive in the league, having a fit and determined Rodon back in action would undoubtedly be a boost to their pitching rotation.

Fans and analysts alike eagerly await the updates on Carlos Rodon’s condition, hoping for a swift recovery for the talented pitcher. The Yankees will continue their efforts to turn their season around and make a strong push towards success in the remaining games.

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