Yankees injury update: Tracking Dominguez, Cole, LeMahieu, Peraza, and 5 others

The New York Yankees team is at Amalie Arena, Tampa, Fl, to watch a game of Tampa Bay Lightning on March 15, 2024.

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Here are the updates on injured New York Yankees players for the 2024 season with estimated return timelines:

Infielder DJ LeMahieu


Out with a right foot fracture, DJ LeMahieu is expected to return in early May. He has resumed on-field batting practice at the Yankees’ Tampa complex on April 2nd. The Yankees third baseman currently fielding ground balls hit directly at him, although lateral movement drills have not yet been introduced. Despite a strong showing in spring training, LeMahieu sustained a foot fracture on March 16th after fouling a ball off his foot. An MRI scan confirmed the fracture.

Yankees ace Gerrit Cole

Yankees ace Gerrit Cole is at Tampa during the 2024 spring training.

Down with a right elbow irritation, Gerrit Cole may return in late May. The Yankees’ ace is set to initiate his throwing program during the team’s first homestand. The process will be gradual, leading to a simulated “second spring training.” Cole faced challenges with recovery between starts during spring training. Extensive evaluations by Dr. Neal ElAttrache ruled out a UCL tear, but rest was advised. Cole’s most recent mound appearance occurred during a simulated game at Steinbrenner Field on March 7th.

The Yankees ace has confirmed a smooth sailing in recovery so far.

Reliever Tommy Kahnle

Yankees bullpen asset Tommy Kahnle is pitching during a spring training camp at Tampa on February 28, 2024.
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Yankees manager Aaron Boone disclosed a setback in Tommy Kahnle‘s recovery on April 1. He had been progressing through simulated innings in preparation for a minor league rehab assignment before experiencing the setback. This follows his 2023 season-ending right shoulder inflammation, which also caused a two-week delay in his participation during spring training. He has a right shoulder discomfort.

Yankees rookie CF Jasson Dominguez

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Summary: Seven months post-Tommy John surgery, Jasson Dominguez, the switch-hitting talent, is progressing well. Currently stationed at the Yankees’ Tampa facility, he’s extending throws up to 120 feet and engaging in light batting cage sessions. He is set for June return.

Relief pitcher Scott Effross

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Scott Effross, the right-handed reliever, was already on the path to recovery from Tommy John surgery when a back issue arose during his offseason training, causing further delay. He’s currently rehabbing alongside Trivino at the Yankees’ Tampa complex.

Reliever Lou Trivino

Lou Trivino, player of the Yankees

Lou Trivino, undergoing Tommy John surgery received last May, was re-signed by the Yankees last winter. He’s presently engaged in workouts in Tampa alongside Effross.

Infielder Oswald Peraza


Summary: Oswald Peraza is scheduled to resume throwing on April 3rd after being sidelined early in spring training due to shoulder inflammation. However, his return is possible only after late May.

Pitcher JT Brubaker

Yankees acquire JT Brubaker from the Pirates in a trade on March 29, 2024.

JT Brubaker, acquired via trade on March 29th, underwent Tommy John surgery in April 2023. He’s currently in the recovery phase and is out at least until midseason.

Reliever McKinley Moore

Former Phillies pitcher McKiney Moore was acquired by the Yankees
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McKinley Moore, the right-handed reliever, missed all Grapefruit League games this spring due to right knee bursitis. He’s anticipated to return in May.

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