The New York Yankees bullpen has been fantastic as of late, especially against the Toronto Blue Jays in a 3-1 victory on Monday afternoon. Despite Gerrit Cole producing a six-inning, three-hit performance, the bullpen got things done in the final three innings, allowing just two hits and striking out four batters.
It is important to keep in mind the Yankees are working through issues in their starting rotation, especially with Corey Kluber fighting his rehabilitation process and Domingo German being sent down to the alternate site due to poor performance.
The Yankees will gain back a starter soon from injury:
However, they are expecting to gain back one of their starters soon, Clarke Schmidt. Schmidt left spring training with a common flexor tendon strain and hasnâ€™t thrown since mid-February. The Yankees hoped he would compete with German and Deivi Garcia for the final spot in the starting rotation, but instead, they put him on the 60-day injured list.
Luckily, skipper Aaron Boone believes that Schmidt will return in the coming days after receiving a cortisone shot to help reduce the pain discomfort from his strain.
â€œFeel like hopefully should solve the issue to get him over the final hump.Â The expectation is that if it does work, in the next couple of days, he should probably be able to start throwing sometime later this week or next week.â€