New York Yankees relief pitcher Chad Green had to miss Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles in the middle of batting.
This is usually an ominous sign: it means the player, in this case right-handed, is badly injured and cannot finish the bat.
That’s exactly what happened to Green: he couldn’t finish and had to be replaced.
Early diagnosis is right hand tightness, which is often the first step in end-of-season elbow surgery.
No official, final diagnosis has been made, but the Yankees are not hiding the fact that they fear losing their precious reliever for the rest of the season (and possibly more).
“There’s a fear that Chad Green’s injury is significant but they need to find out more,” Boone wrote on Twitter this afternoon.
Boone said Chad Green’s injury is likely to be significant but they need to find out more.
– Laura Albanese (AlbaneseLaura) May 20, 2022
The Yankees are the worst feared with the Green Injury
The Yankees are probably conducting tests and imaging on Green’s arm as we discuss injuries.
Tommy John Surgery will be one of the worst situations, but unfortunately, it still seems to be in the game.
While we’ll have to wait for official confirmation, the Yankees are probably getting a second or even a third opinion.
With boys like Jonathan Loesiga, Aroldis Chapman, Clay Holmes, Wendy Peralta, Clark Schmidt, Lucas Luitz and Miguel Castro, their bullpen tops and many other weapons waiting for a chance in the minor leagues.
But Green, who has a 3.00 ERA in 15 innings this year, is one of the best and most consistent bullpen weapons the Yankees have made in the last few years.
Hopefully, he will be able to avoid a long absence.