The New York Yankees were hoping for better news regarding Corey Kluber and a shoulder issue he picked up on Tuesday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Kluber has been pitching lights out as of late, recording the first no-hitter of his career last Wednesday against Chicago.
Kluber experience shoulder tightness which removed him from the game, but he initially believed it wouldn’t be too serious, nothing compared to the injury he suffered last year that kept him out for virtually the entire season.
The 35-year-old veteran currently hosts a 3.04 ERA, picking four wins over 10 games pitches. This is the most he’s played in over two years, recording 53.1 innings of action the=is season before the injury.
Corey Kluber has a subscap strain. Four weeks of no throwing, Aaron Boone said.
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A subscap train is defined, according to Healthline:
The subscapularis is a muscle in your shoulder that helps you internally rotate your arm. When your arm is internally rotated, it means that your palm is facing back, behind your body. The subscapularis is the largest muscle in the rotator cuff, which is a group of muscles that attaches your upper arm to your shoulder. These muscles help you lift and rotate your arm. The subscapularis connects from your shoulder blade to your humerus, or upper arm bone.”
The Yankees must no find a way to supplement Kluber’s loss:
We can expect Kluber to be out at least four weeks, and then he will have to ramp up his pitching once again after the injury subsides. This could keep him out for 1.5-2 months potentially, which will force the Yankees to supplement his loss with players like Deivi Garcia at the bottom of the rotation.
Luckily, the Yankees have some depth in the category, and it is even possible that Luis Severino’s return will be right around the corner when Kluber makes it come back to. Gaining both starters back should aid in the Yankees’ playoff hopes, but they must remain healthy elsewhere otherwise, things could spiral out of control rather quickly.