• Dominic Konareski

Yankees Suffer Setback, Repeat of 2019?

In the 2019 MLB season the New York Yankees suffered injuries right from the get-go, and it looks like 2020 will be the same.

Two Down

Lets start off with power hitter Aaron Judge, Judge who is entering his fifth year with the Bronx Bombers under went an MRI with other tests on Saturday. The tests were do to right shoulder soreness that occurred when hitting, the tests were not able to pin point the origin of the pain. Judge is set for another test Monday, as opening day becomes closer it looks clearer that he will not be ready.

Another Yankee power hitter, Giancarlo Stanton is also nursing a Grade 1 right calf strain and will not be ready for opening day. Once it heals can the Yankees count him to stay on the field? Or will he become a nearly-full-time-DH?

The Yankees have lost two of their power hitters for the time being. They do have players such as Clint Frazier and Mike Ford who will most likely get playing time.

Pitching Woes

Pitcher James Paxton may be out till June due to lower spinal surgery, but can be back as soon as May. Paxton needs to step up as Luis Severino will be a no show this season due to Tommy John surgery. Jordan Montgomery will most likely be the fifth starter as he is coming back from Tommy John Surgery. Overall Montgomery is still unexperienced, but the Yankees don't really have any more choices. The off season add on of free agent Gerrit Cole will help the situation, but there is only so much one person can do.

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