Yankees latest injury updates

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone with his support staff during a training session.

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Before the Yankees’ Grapefruit League game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Aaron Boone, the team’s manager, gave updates on the team’s injuries. Before going to Dunedin, he checked on the No. 2 starter, Carlos Rodon. On Friday, Rodon started throwing again after being shut down for nine days because of pain in his forearm.

Carlos Rodon, the starting pitcher, started a throwing program on Friday, nine days after he was told not to throw because of a forearm strain. He is still getting better from the strained forearm muscle he was diagnosed with on March 9. The left-hander will still start the 2023 season on the Yankees injured list, but there’s a good chance he’ll only miss two or three starts. This would be a huge win for fantasy players and the Yankees, who have had a lot of injury problems during the Grapefruit League season.

Carlos Rodon at his first Yankees official live training at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Feb 18. 2023.

Boone says that Rodon was fine on Saturday morning. Rodon’s throwing routine had 20 soft throws. The first five were from 45 feet, the next five from 60 feet, 75 feet, and 90 feet.

“Rodon said he felt good this morning,” Boone said. “So that’s encouraging.”

Although Harrison Bader’s recovery is thought to be progressing well, he is still not close to being allowed to swing a bat. Bader is anticipated to miss most of Yankees games in April due to an oblique injury.

Yankees catcher Jose Trevino has been swinging the bat and will play on Tuesday and Thursday. Due to a sprained wrist, Trevino hasn’t played for 12 days. Bryan Hoch of MLB.com cited Yankees manager Aaron Boone telling reporters on Saturday that Trevino would catch on Tuesday and Thursday.

Trevino has been out with a sprained right wrist, but the catcher told reporters he was sure he’d be ready for Opening Day. The fact that the Yankees have scheduled their starting catcher to play so early makes it almost certain that he will be ready. If there are any setbacks, New York will probably move the right-handed batter back. But for now, there’s no reason to worry that Trevino won’t be ready to play when the games count.

Tommy Kahnle‘s throwing program took a step backward when he hurt his shoulder. He was too sore to throw on Friday or Saturday after playing catch on Thursday. Because of tendinitis in his right biceps, Kahnle won’t be able to play at the start of the regular season.

Here are updates on a few of the injured Yankees

(Inputs from NJ.com)

Harrison Bader

Injury: Left oblique strain.

Return: Mid-to-late April.

The latest: Bader’s recovery is going well, but he isn’t ready to swing a bat yet.

Bader: “I feel really good. I’m progressing from rotation stuff. I’m about 10 days out from the injury and I’m done a good job of healing. So now we’re going to progress based on how I feel.”

Boone: “He’s doing better from what we originally thought. I think the medical staff thinks he’s doing pretty well.”

Tommy Kahnle

Injury: Right biceps tendinitis.

Return: April or May.

The latest: Kahnle played catch on Thursday, but he was too sore to throw Friday or Saturday.

Boone: “(The arm soreness) slows his clock a little bit until he can throw and bounce back and keep building. So hopefully not a lot. I don’t think he’s getting any more tests.”

Carlos Rodon

Injury: Left forearm muscle strain

Return: May.

The latest: Rodon started his throwing program on Friday with about 20 soft throws. The first five were from 45 feet, the next five were from 60 feet, 75 feet, and 90 feet.

Rodon: “I feel good. I’m definitely trending in the right direction. It’s one of those things where I’m going to have to build up to be a starter. There’s a lot of work just to get to throw three innings and 50 pitches. It sucks. As a starter it takes time.”

Jose Trevino

Injury: Right wrist sprain.

Return: Tuesday, March 21.

The latest: Trevino has been taking swings after a period of rest. On Tuesday in Tampa, he will play for the first time in 12 days. If Trevino can get through that game without pain, he’ll take a bus across the state with the Yankees after Tuesday’s game against the Tigers, then sit out Wednesday’s game against the Nationals in West Palm Beach and start Thursday’s game against the Cardinals in Jupiter.

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