Injuries & Moves: Effross reinstated from IL, optioned to Triple-A

July 14th, 2024

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July 14: RHP reinstated from 60-day IL and optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre; RHP designated for assignment; INF optioned to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Effross, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery performed in October 2022, has been rehabbing in Triple-A since June 26 after two appearances with Single-A Tampa. He has a 4.91 ERA in seven appearances with the RailRiders. Manager Aaron Boone said recently that Effross might return to the Majors before the end of July. The Yankees will not necessarily wait until he pitches in back-to-back games before activating him.

Morris, who was acquired from the Guardians in December in a trade for center fielder Estevan Florial, hasn't pitched for the Yankees this season. He has a 4.25 ERA in 24 games (two starts) covering 36 innings with the RailRiders.

Vivas, New York's No. 15 prospect per MLB Pipeline, did not appear in a game during the Yankees' three-game series at Camden Yards. The club is expected to activate infielder J.D. Davis after the All-Star break.

10-DAY/15-DAY INJURED LIST

DH (left hamstring strain)
Expected return: After All-Star break
Stanton is continuing to ramp up exercises, and though he won’t be ready for the first game out of the All-Star break on July 19, manager Aaron Boone said Stanton should be “really close at that point.” Stanton has been performing hitting and baserunning drills, according to Boone.

Boone said that the club has not decided if Stanton will go on a Minor League rehab assignment. 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.

Stanton resumed treadmill activities on June 27 and “did quite a bit of running” on July 9, 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 14)

C (left quad strain)
Expected return: TBD
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. Trevino was scheduled to meet with team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad on July 14 to discuss treatment options. (Last updated: July 14)

INF (stomach flu)
Expected return: After All-Star break
Davis had been feeling ill for several days, according to manager Aaron Boone, and he did not accompany the team on its flight to Baltimore after the July 9-11 series at Tropicana Field. He was placed on the IL on July 12, retroactive to July 9. Acquired in a trade with the A's in June, Davis has struggled since joining New York, with one hit in 13 at-bats. (Last updated: July 14)

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)

RHP (right triceps strain)
Expected return: Possibly July
Poteet has resumed his throwing program following a low-grade triceps strain that prompted him to be placed on the 15-day IL on June 18. He last pitched on June 12 at Kansas City. Poteet has yet to toss from a mound, manager Aaron Boone said on July 6. (Last updated: July 6)

60-DAY INJURED LIST

1B (right forearm fracture)
Expected return: Mid-August
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.

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 14)

RHP (recovery from Tommy John surgery, oblique strain)
Expected return: Possibly August
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. 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 14)

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)

INF Jon Berti (left calf strain)
Expected return: Possibly late July
Berti has been hitting, throwing and running at approximately 95 percent as he moves closer to a Minor League rehab assignment, manager Aaron Boone said on July 11. Berti will remain at the club’s Tampa, Fla., complex through the All-Star break, then could resume playing shortly thereafter.

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 11)

RHP Nick Burdi (right hip inflammation)
Expected return: After the All-Star break
Burdi had a recent setback but is “doing much better, ramping back up,” manager Aaron Boone said on July 11. Burdi is scheduled to toss from a mound at the Yankees’ complex in Tampa, Fla., on July 12, Boone said.

Burdi earlier received a platelet-rich plasma injection to treat a flareup of an issue that prompted an injured list assignment. He 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 11)

RHP (right lat strain)
Expected return: Possibly August
Schmidt tossed on June 28 at Yankee Stadium at a distance of 60 feet, having resumed his throwing program on June 24. The right-hander underwent an MRI on May 29 after reporting difficulty bouncing back from a May 26 start at San Diego. He was seen by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles on May 30, and manager Aaron Boone said at the time that Schmidt would not throw for four to six weeks.

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: June 29)

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)