Shortly after the 2021 season ended, New York Yankees fans resigned to the belief that they had seen Zack Britton throw his final pitch in pinstripes that September. Persistent elbow injuries forced Britton to undergo Tommy John surgery on Sept. 9, which, by safe estimate, realistically pegged him out for all of 2022 — his final year under contract.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters on Wednesday that Zack Britton is recovering nicely from Tommy John surgery and could throw off a mound soon.
Britton (elbow) is said to be doing well, and the Yankees are hopeful that he could return to action in August or September, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com. Britton is recovering from the left elbow surgery he underwent last September and remains months away from a return. However, he has been throwing on flat ground since February and is reportedly doing well, per Hoch. A return by the end of the campaign is far from guaranteed, but Britton could be a valuable late-season addition to the New York bullpen if he is indeed able to make his way back to the mound by then.
Trying to supplement the loss of Zack Britton was always going to be a major challenge for New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman. Britton is regarded as one of the best relief arms in baseball, but he is likely to miss virtually the entire 2022 season after succumbing to Tommy John surgery.
T he New York Yankees are going to begin the 2022 regular season without a key arm in their bullpen as veteran left-hander Zack Britton recovers from Tommy John surgery. He suffered the injury to his elbow during the 2021 season and underwent the surgery. Marly Rivera of ESPN provided...
TAMPA — Injured Yankees reliever Zack Britton was in bed and sleeping early Sunday night, so he woke up Monday to shocking news that his team’s roster has a completely new feel. A blockbuster trade sent catcher Gary Sanchez and infielder Gio Urshela to the Minnesota Twins for third baseman Josh Donaldson, shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa and catcher Ben Rortvedt.
Zack Britton told the media Monday that he is already a month into his throwing program on flat ground, and if all goes well, hopefully a return to the Yankees before the end of 2022 “is in the cards.”
In case you had any glimmer of hope about Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) coming together for an 11th-hour deal that will put an end to the current lockout, New York Yankees pitcher Zack Britton has some bad but realistic news for you.
Zack Britton’s four-word tweet on Sunday said enough. An MLB Network report surfaced that the league and the Players Association is “within striking distance” of making a deal and that an agreement on a new CBA could be done by deadline day — Monday, Feb. 28. Britton, who is also the Yankee players’ union representative, responded to that report on Twitter. “This is not accurate,” the Yankee ...
The good news? It’s not limited to just lefties! Zack Britton will sadly miss the entire 2022 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in September, since the expected recovery timetable is 12-15 months for pitchers. Wouldn’t count on him logging a single inning unless there’s a miracle and he can appear in the postseason.
How Zack Britton is scrambling to rejoin the Yankees bullpen — while at the forefront of baseball’s labor fight
Sign up here to get Inside the Yankees delivered to your inbox each Friday morning. Zack Britton is still recovering from elbow surgery that will likely keep him out for much – if not all – of 2022. “My goal is to play at some point toward the...
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