New York Yankees: Good news and bad news following defeat to Toronto

Alexander Wilson
New York Yankees, Deivi Garcia
Mar 14, 2021; Dunedin, Florida, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Deivi Garcia (83) throws a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at TD Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Yankees took on the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday afternoon, and it wasn’t a pretty performance for Deivi Garcia, the team’s 21-year-old starting pitcher. Falling 5-0, the Yankees are now 13-8 this spring but seem to be in good spirits and health as they inch closer toward the regular season.

While their offense has struggled in recent days, striking out 13 times against Toronto and recording six hits, they have posted an inadequate number of runs.

I don’t expect their lack of run support to carry into the regular season, as spring is often used for ironing out any kinks and shaking off the rust.

Good news and bad news for the New York Yankees:

As stated above, García had a tumultuous outing, lasting 3.0 innings and giving up seven hits, four earned runs, and two homers. While he does host a 3.86 ERA this spring, Wednesday was absolutely his worst performance and will quickly be forgotten about. For the most part, Garcia has been solid this spring and has even completed for the fifth spot in the rotation, but it seems as if Domingo German has the slot all about secured.

The rest of the Yankee pitching looked good, despite the team announcing they reassigned pitchers Kyle Barraclough and Asher Wojciechowski to minor league camp.

The better news, relief arm Justin Wilson received positive injury feedback. After MRIs were taken on Tuesday, the team announced that Wilson will undergo regular rehabilitation programming, despite fears it could be something more serious. He simply has a minor shoulder issue that should resolve itself with a few days of rest and light workouts.

Per the Yankees:

Upon review of the MRI taken yesterday as well as comparing it to a pre-signing MRI there was nothing actionable from those images. LHP Justin Wilson will be treated for his symptom of tightness of his left shoulder and has been given an oral anti-inflammatory medication. He will continue to receive treatment over the next several days before resuming a throwing program.