During last Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, New York Yankees star reliever Chad Green had to walk away with a tug in the middle of the bat.
Upon learning of the injury and its nature, the Yankees put Green through tests and imaging to determine its extent, but already had the worst fears.
In fact, the worst case scenario presented itself: right-handed Tommy John will undergo elbow reconstruction surgery.
His season is now over.
In fact, since he will be a free agent after the season, he has probably dropped his last pitch as a member of the Yankees.
Of course, it’s too early to know for sure, but the best he can shoot for is getting ready in the second half of the 2023 season, and it could be an extension.
According to MLB.com’s Beat writer for the Yankees Brian Hoch, Green has provided some details about his upcoming surgery.
“Chad Green says he has chosen Dr. Keith Meister to perform his Tommy John surgery. It will be held next week,” Hutch tweeted.
Chad Green says he chose Dr. Keith Master to perform his Tommy John surgery. It will be held next week. # Yankees
– Brian Hoch (brianhoch) May 23, 2022
The Yankees will definitely miss the green, as their bullpen is not as deep as before
The loss of the green is a big blow to the Yankees bullpen, a unit that in 2022 has yet to enjoy the best versions of Jonathan Loesiga and Aroldis Chapman.
This is why Green would sting in his absence: he was one of the Yankees’ most consistently reliable receivers.
His season ended with 15 innings of a 3.00 ERA.
Will his Yankees term end with the same number?
We’ll find out in the fall.
However, one of the most sought after fan bases in Green American sports is love and support.
He’s been great for the last few years, and the Bombers will miss him.