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Injuries & Moves: Kahnle back from IL; Hamilton, LeMahieu updates

May 22, 2024


Cole on possible June return: 'I wouldn't rule it out'

AL Cy feels so good he has to dial down velocity in first Yankee Stadium mound session
May 21, 2024

NEW YORK -- The assignment was to throw 20 pitches, mostly fastballs, from the mound -- a workload that would take place approximately 3 1/2 hours before game time on a Tuesday afternoon. Gerrit Cole eyed the full pinstriped uniform in his locker, opting to dress as though it were

Cole, LeMahieu join Yanks at Trop to continue rehab

May 10, 2024

ST. PETERSBURG -- A pair of Yankees stars -- reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Gerrit Cole and infielder DJ LeMahieu -- made the trip to Tropicana Field on Friday as they continued to work their way back from injury. Cole, who has yet to pitch in the regular

Cole upbeat after throwing off mound: 'It's a good step'

May 4, 2024

NEW YORK -- Yankees ace Gerrit Cole took a significant step Saturday in his recovery from the right elbow issue that has kept him sidelined all season, throwing off a pitching mound for the first time since he was shut down with the injury in March. Cole reported feeling good

Loáisiga has torn UCL, will miss rest of '24 season

April 6, 2024

NEW YORK -- The Yankees had grand plans for Jonathan Loáisiga this season, envisioning the high-octane right-hander as a multi-inning reliever until the All-Star break, at which point they would have used him more regularly to extinguish late-inning fires. That will not happen. Loáisiga said on Saturday that he has

LeMahieu has fracture in foot, will be reevaluated in 2 weeks

March 30, 2024

HOUSTON -- DJ LeMahieu has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of his right foot that could keep the veteran third baseman out of action for several more weeks, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on Saturday. LeMahieu underwent a second MRI on Friday in Tampa, Fla., that revealed the fracture

LeMahieu (bruised right foot) will open season on IL

Rizzo returns to lineup on final day of Spring Training, should be good to go
March 25, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Opening Day status of the Yankees’ corner infield starters gained clarity Monday. Third baseman DJ LeMahieu won't be ready with a bruised right foot, while first baseman Anthony Rizzo should play in Thursday's game in Houston against the Astros. General manager Brian Cashman said before the

Injury bug hasn't stopped biting Yankees

March 22, 2024

They’re the Yankees, so nobody outside of what is called "Yankee Universe" is ever going to organize a pity party for them. But now that they are going to begin their season with one of their biggest stars injured -- Gerrit Cole -- they do have a right to wonder

Judge 'feeling good' after return, targets Opening Day

March 20, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- It was one swing in the first inning of a Grapefruit League game, but within the confines of the Yankees’ hopes for this season, it represented much more. Aaron Judge chugged into second base with a double, and suddenly Opening Day didn’t seem quite so far away.

Relieved Cole set for rest and rehab with ailing elbow

Yankees ace to avoid throwing for three to four weeks before ramping up
March 16, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- The anxiety and tension that Gerrit Cole experienced throughout his cross-country flight lifted as he walked out of the Los Angeles offices of Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Thursday afternoon, replaced by relief that Tommy John surgery had been ruled out. Instead, the right-hander was diagnosed with nerve

Judge (abdominal discomfort) hopes to be 'game-ready for Opening Day'

March 15, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- There were about a dozen media members encircling Aaron Judge’s locker at Yankees camp on Friday afternoon when a hand clutching a smartphone wedged through the crowd, accompanied by a booming voice that delivered the most unexpected question of the day. “Aaron,” said first baseman/reporter Anthony Rizzo,

Cole likely to avoid Tommy John surgery (source)

March 14, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- Given the circumstances, Gerrit Cole's trip to the West Coast has yielded the best possible news for him and the Yankees. The ace right-hander does not require Tommy John surgery and can treat his ailing right elbow conservatively, with the hope of returning to the rotation in

Cole to miss at least a month, visit surgeon in LA (report)

March 13, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- Yankees ace Gerrit Cole is expected to miss at least a month of the regular season with a right elbow injury, though no tear in the hurler’s ulnar collateral ligament has been detected, according to a report on Tuesday by MLB Network insider Jon Heyman. Cole traveled

Can Yanks survive without Cole? History says they can ... and more

March 13, 2024

Gerrit Cole is perhaps as important to his club as any player in the game, and that includes position players along with pitchers. The Yankees already have Aaron Judge, who hit 62 home runs and was MVP in the American League the season before last. They brought in Juan Soto

Judge taking break from swinging bat after getting MRI on abs

March 12, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. – Aaron Judge underwent an MRI on Monday after reporting discomfort in his abdominal area and expects to resume swinging a bat later this week, with the Yankees outfielder saying that his goal is to be ready for Opening Day. “We ran tests, and everything came back good,”

Judge, just a little 'beat up,' getting some spring rest

Warren feels ready for the big time; Wells has another solid day
March 11, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- Aaron Judge will take a couple of days off from workouts due to some wear and tear, which Yankees manager Aaron Boone defined as being “mid-spring beat up.”

Cy Young winner Cole needs MRI on pitching elbow

Ace has had difficulty recovering between outings, putting Opening Day start in jeopardy
March 11, 2024

TAMPA, Fla. -- For all of the warranted excitement that Juan Soto’s arrival has produced, Gerrit Cole arguably remains the most indispensable Yankees star. The ace right-hander’s availability for Opening Day is now in question. Cole is scheduled to have an MRI on his pitching elbow Monday, manager Aaron Boone

Peraza (shoulder strain) shut down for 6-8 weeks

March 9, 2024

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The news that came down on Saturday wasn’t unexpected, but that didn’t mean it was good. Manager Aaron Boone announced that Oswald Peraza, who was competing for a bench role this season, will instead be shut down for six to eight weeks with a sub-scapular strain

Peraza set to return; Kahnle playing catch-up

March 4, 2024

JUPITER, Fla. -- Oswald Peraza hasn’t played since Feb. 25 because of tightness in his right shoulder, but Yankees manager Aaron Boone said the infielder is “good to go” and will start Tuesday at second base against the Mets in Port St. Lucie. “This is just how I kind of

Misiewicz released from hospital day after scary incident

Yankees reliever was struck in head by 100.6 mph line drive on Friday night
September 16, 2023

PITTSBURGH -- Yankees reliever Anthony Misiewicz was released from the hospital on Saturday, one night after taking a hard-hit liner off his head before getting to his feet and walking to a cart to be taken off the field on Friday night. Yankees manager Aaron Boone visited Misiewicz, who was

Domínguez to have Tommy John; 9-10 month timetable for return

September 14, 2023

BOSTON -- Jasson Domínguez is set to undergo Tommy John surgery on Sept. 20 to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on Thursday at Fenway Park. Domínguez’s estimated return to big league play is 9-10 months, according to Boone. Dr. Keith Meister will perform the

Domínguez out for season with torn UCL

In 'shocking news,' electrifying rookie outfielder appears likely to miss first half of 2024
September 10, 2023

NEW YORK -- Jasson Domínguez provided a tantalizing first impression after being promoted to the Major Leagues on Sept. 1, with the switch-hitting wunderkind becoming the youngest Yankees player since Mickey Mantle to homer and steal a base in the same game. Mantle’s rookie season was interrupted by a devastating

Domínguez (elbow) scratched from Yankees' lineup

September 10, 2023

NEW YORK -- Jasson Domínguez was scratched from Sunday’s starting lineup against the Brewers with right elbow inflammation, the Yankees announced. The team said that Domínguez is day to day. The announcement was made approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled start time for Sunday’s series finale at Yankee Stadium. Domínguez,

Another injury clouds Severino's future with Yankees

September 9, 2023

NEW YORK -- Luis Severino dropped his glove and immediately clutched his left side, grimacing after his final pitch on Friday evening. It also may have been his last as a Yankee. Still in extreme discomfort hours later, Severino is set to undergo diagnostic testing on Saturday, another unwelcome addition

Judge will not need offseason surgery on right big toe

August 15, 2023

ATLANTA -- Yankees manager Aaron Boone revealed Tuesday that Aaron Judge won’t need offseason surgery on his right big toe. “I don't think surgery is in the plans,” Boone said. “We're not at the offseason yet, but he's doing pretty well. The fact that he's been able to play a