Zach Britton returned to the Yankees’ bullpen on Thursday, but the Yankees lost another left-handed reliever when Wandy Peralta was placed on the 15-day injured reserve list with a strained left thoracic spine, a back problem. .
Britton, 34, has been out since last season after having UCL surgery and revealed he felt ready to return to the bullpen when he arrived in the Bronx Wednesday, saying he was “ready to pitch. There are,” he said.
The veteran relief pitcher spoke with general manager Brian Cashman Wednesday about his role. That meant Britton might not make his 2022 debut until Sunday.
However, things may have changed when Peralta was placed in IL.
Manager Aaron Boone said Peralta addressed some issues last month. He’s been holding back since he last pitched in Milwaukee on Sunday.
The Yankees hope Peralta will be back in time for the final series of the regular season in Texas.
Britton didn’t pitch Thursday Yankees beat Red Sox 5-4 in 10 inningsis in the final year of his contract with the Yankees and aims to show he can pitch for them in the playoffs.
“I want to get my performance back where I want it to be,” Britton said. “Going back to the big leagues was a step forward.
Boone said: “With 14 games left, it’s important to put him up here and there in a major league game and see where we are.”
Britton pitched effectively and said he had no problems during his minor league rehabilitation assignment, appearing in eight games during that time.
“I think there are unknowns and you won’t know until I do it, but my arm was great.” If there is, time will tell.”
to make room for Britton on a 40-man roster, Miguel Andujar appointedcould end his time with the Yankees.
Andrew Ventinendi is at IL after undergoing surgery to repair a hook fracture of the hamate in his right wrist and hopes to return in time for the playoffs, but he will be out before the regular season ends. It almost excludes reverting to . .
“That’s the plan,” Benintendi said of making the playoffs. “In terms of days, I think it’s fair to say the regular season is over.
DJ LeMahieu (inflamed right toe) practiced infield and had his normal batting practice on Thursday.
Thursday’s win clinched a playoff spot for the Yankees and made Boone the first manager in MLB history to reach the postseason in his first five seasons, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
Clark Schmidt hit two homers in the seventh inning And in his last two outings, he covered 3¹/₃ innings, allowing 3 home runs and 6 overall.
Boone said Schmidt was “struggling” and had to play better against left-handed hitters.
Aroldis Chapman’s control problems resurfaced when he walked two of the three batters he faced in the eighth inning. … Giancarlo Stanton has had two homers in his last three games, and another of his three.