Yankees right-hander Louis Gill undergoes Tommy John surgery


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New York Yankees right-hander Louis Gill undergoes Tommy John surgery Director Aaron Boone Announces Saturday. Gil took off his Triple-A start on Wednesday night with an injury. He threw the ball and pointed at the elbow and called the trainer.. The operation is expected to proceed in the future.

The 23-year-old made his MLB debut last season, filling in absences due to the coronavirus, and injecting good energy into the Yankees. He started six games last year, pitching 38 strikeouts and 29.5 innings, averaging a 3.07 ERA, and starting last week allowed four runs in four innings. Gil has spent most of this season in Triple-A.

Before the season, our RJ Anderson named Gil the New York System’s number 3 prospect.. Here is part of what he wrote.

He has easy gas with a fastball that slides smoothly out of his hand at 96 mph. Think of the heater regenerating faster than that thanks to the deep release point. Gil also throws a buzzing slider on almost 40% of his swing about it… The only thing that gets in the way of making him a mid-rotation starter or better is his slow changeup and his troublesome commands. He’s been fighting in a poor position throughout his career, suggesting he could eventually get into the bullpen for a late innings role.

Tommy John surgery usually comes with a 14-16 month rehabilitation schedule these days, and Gil aims to return sometime later in the season. This will be Gil’s second major arm surgery. He missed the entire 2016 season after undergoing shoulder surgery in the lower minor.

The Yankees’ rotation has been great so far, with Gerrit Cole, Nestor Cortes, Jordan Montgomery, Luis Severino and Jameson Taillon starting 37 of the team’s 38 games (Gil was another player when a doubleheader needed a spot start). matches were selected). New York’s rotation is second in baseball with a 2.99 ERA and fourth with a 3.9 ERA.

Off the road, the Yankees look set to lean on right-hander Clark Schmidt and left-hander JP Sears as their next starting pitcher. The Yankees have a doubleheader with the White Sox on Sunday and will need another starting pitcher in the next few days.

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