Yankees’ Eovaldi has inflamed elbow, won’t throw for 2 weeks
NEW YORK (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi has an inflamed right elbow and won’t throw for two weeks, the latest New York Yankees starting pitcher to get hurt.
The Yankees said the injury was diagnosed when the right-hander had an MRI on Monday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Eovaldi, 14-3 despite a 4.20 ERA, has allowed eight runs and 13 hits over 10 1-3 innings in his last two starts.
His place in the rotation likely will be filled by CC Sabathia, who is slated to start against Baltimore on Wednesday night in his return from a chronically sore right knee that has sidelined him since Aug. 23.
Most of the Yankees’ top starting pitchers have been injured at some point this year: Masahiro Tanaka (right elbow inflammation) didn’t pitch between July 8 and 19; Michael Pineda (right forearm strain) was out between July 24 and Aug. 26; Ivan Nova (recovering from Tommy John surgery) didn’t make his big league season debut until June 24.
Also, Chris Capuano (strained quadriceps) was hurt during a spring training game March 11 and made his first big league appearance of the year on May 17; Chase Whitley (torn elbow ligament that needed Tommy John surgery) didn’t pitch after May 14; and Bryan Mitchell was out between Aug. 17 and 28 because of a line drive that broke his nose and gave him a concussion.
Rookie Luis Severino and Adam Warren, who shifted to the bullpen when Nova returned, are the only Yankees’ starters to avoid injuries.