Injuries & Moves: Berti gets PRP injection; Burdi nears rehab assignment

July 22nd, 2024



DH (left hamstring strain)
Expected return: Late July/early August
The Yankees expect to decide by July 27-28 if Stanton will be ready for game action, though it is not yet clear if he will go on a Minor League rehab assignment. Stanton said that he needs to “stack” a few more good days before that determination is made.

“It’s about the stamina, building it over and over each day,” manager Aaron Boone said on July 20. “I think he feels really good, but getting that volume under his belt to where he comes back, it’s ready to roll.”

Last year, Stanton played in just one Minor League rehab game before returning to face big league pitching. Since the Yankees would not need Stanton to play the field, he could prepare with high-tech devices like the Trajekt pitching machine.

“The level of things you’re able to replicate now really do speed that clock up,” Boone said.

Stanton sustained a left hamstring strain while running the bases on June 22 against the Braves and underwent an MRI on June 23. He said he was told to expect a four-week stint on the injured list, and he received a platelet-rich plasma injection on June 23. This marks Stanton’s eighth trip to the IL in the past six years. Last season, he missed 43 games with a left hamstring strain sustained in April. (Last updated: July 21)

RHP (right triceps strain)
Expected return: August
Poteet had advanced to throwing lightly from the mound as of July 19, but he is not yet ready for full bullpen sessions. Poteet last pitched on June 12 at Kansas City. (Last updated: July 21)

C (left quad strain)
Expected return: August/September
Trevino, who was diagnosed with a Grade 2 left quad strain on July 14, is “doing better than probably we anticipated,” manager Aaron Boone said on July 19, noting that Trevino has already started a running progression. He was throwing at Yankee Stadium on July 18.

“We’ve been encouraged by the first several days of this,” Boone said.

Trevino injured his left quadriceps while running the bases on July 12 at Baltimore. He was placed on the 10-day injured list on July 13 and underwent an MRI to determine the severity of the strain. (Last updated: July 19)

RHP (right lat strain)
Expected return: Second half
Hamilton resumed his throwing program during the week of July 7, manager Aaron Boone said. Hamilton last pitched in a game on June 16 at Boston. He dealt with a more minor version of the same injury earlier in the season. (Last updated: July 11)

OF (significant left oblique strain; No. 1 on Yankees top prospects list)
Expected return: September
Domínguez is at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa, Fla., but has been limited in his activities, manager Aaron Boone said on July 9, relaying that Domínguez’s workload is “not much of anything yet” and that he “still has got a ways to go there.” Domínguez performed light outfield work at the club’s player development complex on July 10.

Domínguez, the No. 25 prospect in baseball per MLB Pipeline, returned to the injured list after feeling a tweak near his left oblique on a checked swing while playing for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on June 15. Tests revealed that the 21-year-old Domínguez has a significant strain in the oblique, Boone said on June 20. Domínguez is expected to miss at least eight weeks of action. (Last updated: July 10)

RHP (right shoulder discomfort; No. 13 on Yankees top prospects list)
Expected return: Possibly 2025
Beeter’s season is in jeopardy due to a right shoulder issue, general manager Brian Cashman said on July 9. Beeter is scheduled to see Dr. Keith Meister to determine the next steps in his treatment. Beeter last pitched for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on May 15. (Last updated: July 9)


INF Jon Berti (left calf strain)
Expected return: August
Berti experienced a setback while training during the All-Star break in Tampa, Fla., and he traveled to New York for a second platelet-rich plasma injection administered on July 20. Berti has resumed hitting and playing catch, but he is "still a little slow moving," according to manager Aaron Boone.

“Those calves can be tricky sometimes," Boone said on July 22. "I've been through it myself as a player. It's still going to be a little bit of time."

Berti, who was transferred to the 60-day IL on June 12, was told to expect a recovery time of approximately six to eight weeks after he was injured on May 24 as he ran toward first base. He was placed on the 10-day IL the following day and received a PRP injection on May 28. (Last updated: July 22)

RHP Nick Burdi (right hip inflammation)
Expected return: August
Burdi is about a week away from beginning a Minor League rehab assignment, manager Aaron Boone said on July 22. Burdi is working out at the Yankees' complex in Tampa, Fla., and is scheduled to throw a live batting practice session on July 23 or 24.

Burdi experienced a setback during the first week of July, which stalled his progress. He earlier received a platelet-rich plasma injection to treat a flareup of an issue that prompted an injured list assignment. Burdi was placed on the 60-day IL on June 23 in a corresponding move to the Yankees' trade for J.D. Davis. (Last updated: July 22)

RHP (recovery from Tommy John surgery, oblique strain)
Expected return: Possibly September
Brubaker sustained an oblique injury while making a fielding play during his July 11 Minor League rehab start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and has been shut down from baseball activities. He is not expected to resume throwing until mid- to late August. The injury interrupts Brubaker’s recovery from Tommy John surgery performed on April 12, 2023. He was acquired from the Pirates on March 29. (Last updated: July 21)

RHP (right lat strain)
Expected return: August/September
Schmidt threw approximately 20 pitches from a bullpen mound on July 20 at Yankee Stadium without any problems. It marked his first time throwing from a mound since a May 26 start at San Diego.

“I asked [Clarke] how it went, and he said, ‘Pretty nasty,’" manager Aaron Boone said. "Everything went well. It was a good step for him.”

Schmidt has said that he expects to be fully built up by the end of the season. He resumed his throwing program on June 24 following a May 29 MRI, taken after he reported difficulty bouncing back from his most recent start. He was examined by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on May 30. Schmidt was placed on the 15-day injured list prior to the club’s May 30 game, retroactive to May 27. He was transferred to the 60-day injured list on June 18. (Last updated: July 20)

1B (right forearm fracture)
Expected return: August/September
Rizzo remains largely restricted, other than some weight-room activities, as he recovers from the injury sustained on June 16 in Boston. At the time, it was estimated that Rizzo would miss eight weeks; he was not expected to resume baseball activities for four to five weeks.

“He’s definitely making progress, but it’s slow,” manager Aaron Boone said on July 19. “That thing has got to heal, so he’s not able to do a lot.”

Rizzo collided with Boston pitcher Brennan Bernardino while running through first base, tumbling beyond the bag and landing on his right arm. On July 12, Rizzo told the YES Network that he was “feeling good” and that the bone was healing.

“It’s definitely progressed a lot. Still some pain, but that comes with a broken bone,” Rizzo said. “Definitely on the way to recovery and really excited to get back on the field and enjoy the game.” (Last updated: July 19)

RHP (recovery from Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Summer 2024
Trivino has resumed throwing from a mound following a bout of right elbow inflammation that stalled his progress in April. He visited with the Yankees on July 11 at Tropicana Field.

“Trivino is doing a lot better,” manager Aaron Boone said. “I can see some energy as far as how he’s feeling and the fact that he’s on the mound.”

At the time of the injury, Trivino was seen by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, as well as team doctors, who performed imaging and confirmed no damage to the pitcher’s ulnar collateral ligament. Trivino is recovering from Tommy John surgery performed on May 3, 2023. (Last updated: July 11)

OF (right UCL tear; No. 5 on the Yankees top prospects list)
Expected return: 2025
Pereira underwent reconstructive Tommy John surgery with an internal brace in early June, manager Aaron Boone said on June 14. Pereira had been playing through the injury at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, last appearing for the RailRiders on May 14. Boone said Pereira’s injury was “unfortunate,” but that similar to , it is one the organization expects him to bounce back from. “This isn’t something that’s going to hurt his career too much," Boone said. "He should come back full strength from this.” (Last updated: June 15)

RHP (right UCL tear)
Expected return: 2025
Loáisiga said on April 6 that he has a torn UCL and needs season-ending surgery. Dr. Keith Meister will perform the procedure, which Loáisiga said has an estimated recovery time of 10 to 12 months. Loáisiga was placed on the 60-day injured list on April 5, retroactive to April 4. (Last updated: April 6)