Left-handed starter Carlos Rodon (31), who signed a six-year, $162 million contract with the New York Yankees, will start the season on the injured list.
Brian Cashman, general manager of the Yankees, reported the news of Rodon’s injury in an interview with local media such as ‘MLB.com’ on the 10th (Korean time).
According to this, Rodon has been diagnosed with a minor sprain in his left elbow and will start the season on the injured list.
Rodon appeared in an exhibition game against the Atlanta Braves on the 6th, and was sluggish with 6 hits, 2 homers, 1 walk, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 5 runs in 2 innings.
It was reported that Rodon felt uncomfortable when throwing the slider on the mound at the time. He underwent an MRI examination and this action is in accordance with the results.
“If it was October 5 or if it was the Division Series, I would have caught the ball,” said Rodon. However, he explained the situation, saying, “I didn’t know if I would be able to show the best performance and how much more I could throw if I let this situation continue.”
“I didn’t come here just to pitch the first half. I want to be able to throw whenever the team needs it,” he said, emphasizing that it was a long-term decision.
“The situation could have been worse,” Cashman said. Throwing through an injury is not a good thing. Especially at this time,” he praised Rodon for recognizing the injury and stopping. He said he could return in April “in an ideal case”. 원벳원 토토
He explained that in Rodon’s case, the medial collateral ligament (UCL) was not a problem. In May of last year, when he played for the San Francisco Giants, he was reported to have similar symptoms.
Rodon only appeared in 32 games in two years due to shoulder surgery between 2017 and 2018, and 11 games between 2019 and 2020 due to Tommy John surgery.
Over the next two years, I became a completely different pitcher. He pitched 310 2/3 innings in 55 games over two years with the Chicago White Sox in San Francisco, going 27-13 with a 2.67 earned run average. He was an All-Star both seasons.
The Yankees lost another starter following Frankie Montas’ departure earlier with a shoulder injury. In addition, right-hander Tommy Kaneley (right biceps tendinitis) and Lou Trivino (right elbow ligament sprain) left due to injury, and outfielder Harrison Bader was reported to have felt an abnormality in his left oblique muscle while batting.