Free agent left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon (31), whom the New York Yankees acquired with a huge amount, is anxious from the start. 먹튀검증
Major League Baseball official website ‘MLB.com’ announced on the 10th (Korean time) that Rodon will start the season on the injured list due to a minor sprain in his left elbow. Joining the season opening rotation on the 1st of next month was unsuccessful.
“He can play, but I don’t know how long he can last if he goes full force,” said Rodon. I didn’t come to pitch until the All-Star break. I came here to pitch in October, to pitch when the team needs it,” he said, revealing that it was a decision to go through the full season without overdoing it.
Rodon felt the odds in his first appearance in an exhibition game against the Atlanta Bravis on the 6th. On this day, Rodon was beaten with 6 hits (2 homers), 1 walk, 1 walk, 2 strikeouts and 5 runs in 2 innings. At that time, after the game, Rodon didn’t care, saying, “I didn’t throw as hard as I could,” but in the end, the injury was the cause.
During the match, Rodon felt discomfort in his elbow while throwing a slider, and had a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. Last year, the San Francisco Giants had similar pain, and decided to go on the injured list to prevent a recurrence.
Aaron Boone, manager of the Yankees, said, “It’s unfortunate, but on the other hand, I feel relieved. I don’t think this injury is long-term. The injured now can be better.”
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is optimistic that Rodon will return sometime in April if all goes well. He added that it was not a major injury because there was no problem with the medial collateral ligament (UCL).
Left-handed pitcher Rodon made his debut with the Chicago White Sox in 2015 and went through San Francisco last year, recording a total of 152 games (847⅓ innings), 56 wins, 46 losses, 3.60 strikeouts, and 947 strikeouts in eight major league seasons. Although he failed to reach his potential due to shoulder and elbow surgery at the beginning of his career, he was recently selected as an All-Star with two consecutive years of double-digit wins.
Last year in San Francisco, he had a career-high season with 14 wins, 8 losses, 2.88 strikeouts, and 237 strikeouts in 31 games (178 innings), and signed a six-year, $162 million, large free agent contract with the Yankees. However, he left due to an injury before the start of the first season of his contract, raising anxiety.
In the Yankees, not only Rodon but also Frankie Montas were out in the first half due to shoulder surgery, leaving two spots in the starting lineup. Bullpen pitchers Tommy Cainley (biceps) and Lou Trivino (elbow) and outfielder Harrison Bader (obliques) are also highly likely to leave due to injuries, making it difficult for them to face the opening game with the best power.