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Effross needs Tommy John, will miss playoffs

Effross needs Tommy John, will miss playoffs

NEW YORK – When the Yankees announced their – The roster ahead of Game 1 of the American League Division Series against the Guardians on Tuesday morning, the most impressive The surprising news is not who made the team, but who

Rookie backup Scott Everrose, who is expected to play a key role in the Yankees’ depleted bullpen, has been revealed to need season-end Tommy John surgery on UCL with a torn right elbow.

“It’s a huge loss,” manager Aaron Boone said . “[We] feel bad for him. He’s a little bit heartbroken about it. It’s a blow. I mean, Scottie came in here and pitched really well. I think he’s going to be in our bullpen for us. Play a very important role. But now we just have to support him and get him right.”

The Yankees acquired Effross in an Aug. 1 trade with the Cubs for right-hander Hayden Wesnerski, who at the time was New York’s Prospect No. 7. 2. with 47 ERA AFTER Strikeout in Chicago’s 47 game and at trade deadline Caught to the attention of the Yankees before the date, Effross compiled a 2. 13 ERA in Outing (13 2/3 innings), including three saves, for New York.

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30 The right-hander, who was sidelined for a month with a shoulder from late August to late September under pressure, returned in time for the final week of the season. Effross’ last appearance was Oct. 3 at Texas, where he pitched a scoreless ninth inning to earn his third save, closer to Clay Holmes battling his own right shoulder strain .

Evros said Tuesday, His previous game with the Orioles was the source of his elbow problems. After pitching a scoreless inning in September 04, he began to experience “mild soreness” “, which he thought was typical of the end of the year, but as it continued to linger during Friday’s live batting practice, he and the Yankees’ coaching staff decided he needed a medical evaluation.
” No specific event triggers it. We It feels really good to think we’ve been at the top and keep throwing and getting out there,” Effross said. “We decided to check it out and didn’t expect it to be as important as it used to be. But the photos came back and apparently we got unfortunate news.”

) Effross had an MRI on Saturday and the results came out the same day while excluding him from the ALDS roster and ending his postseason The first playoffs before the start of the game.

“Obviously you know that when you go in, it’s possible Look for what you don’t want to find,” Everos said. “For me, I find it a little shocking. … [I’m] obviously very disappointed and frustrated, but this is baseball. These things can happen. Just a little bit disappointed that I can’t go out and help the team.”

The Yankees envisioned using Effross in high leverage situations against left-handed hitters, as well as Holmes, right-handers Sons Jonathan Loáisiga and Lou Trivino and southpaw Wandy Peralta. Effross’ absence is the latest in a string of losses to the Yankees’ bullpen in recent days and, in fact, the second half of the season. It this all led to a reconfiguration that will see newcomers like Jameson Taillon join its ranks, at least in this series.


Effross and the Yankees are still going. He revealed details of his upcoming surgery and subsequent rehab, but said he has received “remarkable” support from his teammates, especially those at the club who have been through the process. teammate. The group includes Taillon, backup Zach Britton and starter Luis Severino, among others.

Meanwhile, Everos will watch as the Yankees start what they hope A long postseason trip, he’s sure the relief team will meet the challenges ahead.

why? Because that’s all he knows.

“Since I’m here, we have a lot of moving parts, A lot of moving parts, some people go down, some people come back, and really, it’s just that everyone out there is very resilient,” Effross said. “Everyone caught the ball when it needed to be done, did their job, and started pitching great.

“I’m looking forward to the same thing going forward and I’m very confident whoever gets the ball. “



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