The New York Yankees Vs. Chicago White Sox was rained out on Friday, but that wasn’t the only bad news the team experienced. According to manager Aaron Boone, supplemental starting pitcher, Luis Gil, suffered an apparent “significant” injury.
Luis Gil’s injury is “significant” according to Aaron Boone
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Gil was pulled from his last start against Worcester, lasting 4.2 innings, before feeling something in his elbow.
Based on the look of the injury, there is a belief it could require Tommy John surgery. Gil will miss the remainder of the season and a good portion of 2023 recovering.
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How has Luis Gil performed up to this point with the Yankees?
This year, the 23-year-old starter made one appearance for the top team, giving up four earned runs and five hits over 4.0 innings.
The Yankees escaped with a win against Chicago, posting 15 runs to help supplement any deficiencies from their pitching. However, Gil has struggled this season with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, recording a 7.89 ERA over 21.2 innings. He’s given up 21 hits, 19 earned runs, and six homers.
This is a significant loss for the Yankees, given he was their first choice supplemental option in the starting rotation. Now, they will likely have to target the trade market for a potential addition who can help smooth over the loss.
While they do have a few options to consider, notably Deivi Garcia, Michael King, and even Clarke Schmidt, it undoubtedly throws a wrench into the team’s plans.