The Yankees suffered a major injury to start the rotation via Carlos Rodon
The New York Yankees have already had a major hit on the field this off-season, Frankie Montas. Montas, who was acquired from the Oakland Athletics at the trade deadline last summer, was already dealing with a shoulder injury when he made his way to the Bronx.
Montas recently spoke out about this problem and how he tried to fix it anyway, which led to a more serious problem that required surgery in the off-season. Unfortunately, Montas will likely miss almost the entire 2023 campaign, potentially returning in August.
The Yankees are now under Carlos Rodon, too:
However, the Bombers lost another one of their standout tackles this week, newly signed rookie agent, Carlos Rodon. Rodon signed a six-year, $162 million deal, so it’s very disappointing that he’s already on the brink of going down on the injured list before the regular season, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.
At 30 years old, Rodon enjoyed a 2.88 ERA last season, including a 2.91 xFIP, 12 strikeouts per nine, and a 75% on average based on 178 innings pitched. Rodon made one spring appearance, showing slower-than-expected speeds. He pitched only two innings and gave up five earned runs and six hits.
This is clearly a huge blow to the Yankees’ starting championship, so expect Domingo German and Clark Schmidt to pick up the slack in the meantime.
Germany’s had a great start to the spring, but Schmidt has seen his ups and downs but expects to have another chance to right his wrongdoing during Thursday afternoon’s start against the Boston Red Sox. Since the Yankees have already lost two starting pitchers before Opening Day, they’ll need Schmidt and the Germans to get big in the meantime.