Injuries & Moves: Krook traded to O's

February 18th, 2024


Feb. 18: LHP traded to O's for cash considerations
Krook was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Feb. 13. The 29-year-old permitted 11 runs and eight hits over four innings (24.75 ERA) in four appearances for New York last season.

Feb. 16: RHP claimed off waivers from the Phillies; RHP moved to the 60-day IL
Moore, 25, made his Major League debut in 2023 with the Phillies, allowed seven earned runs in 3 1/3 innings. In 20 combined appearances with Triple-A Lehigh Valley, Double-A Reading and Single-A Clearwater last season, he went 2-1 with a 1.33 ERA, striking out 37 batters across 20 1/3 innings.

Over four Minor League seasons in the White Sox (2019, '21) and Phillies ('22-23) organizations, Moore has collected 12 saves with a 3.92 ERA in 118 games (one start).

Feb. 14: RHP Lou Trivino signed to a one-year contract with a club option for 2025
Trivino, 32, missed the entire 2023 season after undergoing right elbow UCL reconstruction surgery on May 3, 2023. He was non-tendered on Nov. 17, 2023. Acquired by New York from Oakland in August 2022, Trivino went 1-2 with one save and a 1.66 ERA in 25 relief appearances with the Yankees that season.

Feb. 14: LHP acquired from the Brewers in exchange for RHP Joshua Quezada; RHP placed on the 60-day injured list
The 27-year-old Andrews will add another arm to big league camp. He appeared in four games over four stints with Milwaukee last season, allowing 11 runs (10 earned) over 3 1/3 innings. He spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Nashville, going 6-0 with five saves and a 2.53 ERA in 48 appearances (one start).

Quezada, 19, made his pro debut in 2023 with the DSL Yankees, going 6-0 with a 3.69 ERA in 11 games (four starts). Effross is recovering from Tommy John surgery and also a subsequent back surgery performed in December.

Feb. 13: INF claimed off waivers from the Marlins; LHP designated for assignment
The 24-year-old Groshans played at the corner infield spots last season with Triple-A Jacksonville (77 appearances at third base, 41 appearances at first base) and is likely to begin the year with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Groshans batted .243 (112-for-460) with 20 doubles, a triple, six homers, 60 RBIs and 66 walks in 125 Triple-A games last season. He appeared in 17 big league games with the Marlins in 2022, starting each contest at third base. Groshans was a first-round selection (12th overall) of the Blue Jays in the 2018 MLB Draft.

Krook, 29, made his big league debut with the Yankees in 2023, allowing 11 runs across four innings (24.75 ERA).


10- and 15-day IL

C (right wrist tear)
Expected return: This spring
Trevino sustained a left calf strain while preparing for Spring Training and will not be available for the first two weeks of Grapefruit League games, according to manager Aaron Boone, though Trevino is still expected to be ready for Opening Day. Boone said that Trevino has been running and performing catching drills, and he is “responding really well.” Trevino had season-ending surgery to repair a torn TFCC ligament in his right wrist on July 27. (Last updated: Feb. 14)

60-day IL

RHP (recovery from Tommy John surgery)
Expected return: Summer 2024
Trivino was re-signed to a Major League contract with an option for 2025 on Feb. 14. The Yankees expect Trivino, who has resumed a throwing program, to return at some point during the summer. Trivino underwent Tommy John surgery on May 3, 2023. (Last updated: Feb. 15)

OF (right ulnar collateral ligament tear)
Expected return: June or July
Domínguez was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow on Sept. 10. He underwent Tommy John surgery on Sept. 20, which included the addition of internal bracing. Dr. Keith Meister performed the procedure in Arlington.

The Yankees said that Domínguez’s anticipated recovery process is expected to take 9-10 months. Domínguez resumed his throwing program on Feb. 12 and could swing a bat by the end of February, with the hope that he is engaging in baseball exercises by the time the club breaks camp. (Last updated: Feb. 15)

RHP (Tommy John surgery, back surgery)
Expected return: Summer 2024
Effross underwent Tommy John surgery in October 2022 and began a throwing program on March 6, 2023. According to manager Aaron Boone, Effross began experiencing back discomfort in the fall, which prompted a microdiscectomy of his L-4 and L-5 vertebrae in December. Boone said that Effross will have “a slow ramp-up” with the goal of pitching in big league games sometime this summer. He was transferred to the 60-day injured list on Feb. 14.

"It was extremely disappointing," Effross said. "My ultimate goal is to be back as soon as possible for this team and be able to help this team win a World Series." (Last updated: Feb. 15)