BOSTON – Yankees Manager Aaron Boone provided an update on injuries to several players ahead of Friday’s game against the Red Sox at Fenway Park.
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Clarke schmidt, RHP
Injury: Sprain of the right common flexor tendon.
Latest: Schmidt was scheduled to pitch 40 pitches between two mock innings on Saturday, Boone said. If that goes well, Schmidt could then face some live hitters. Boone wasn’t sure exactly when Schmidt might start his first minor league rehab, but it doesn’t look far away. Schmidt – whom Baseball America ranks as the Yankees’ second-best pitching prospect – suffered an injury early in spring training and has been out since.
Luis Severino, RHP
Injury: Groin sprain, Tommy John surgery
Latest: “He ran,” Boone said. ” He launched. Maybe by the end of next week he could be on the mound, it could be a few days after that. But probably in the next week to 10 days, he could potentially be on the mound. The Yankees believe Severino could return in late July or early August. He also hasn’t pitched in a big league game this season.
Corey kluber, RHP
Injury: Outstretched shoulder
Latest: Kluber played wrestling on the field with Yankees’ chief strength and conditioning manager Eric Cressey, who is also the All-Star’s two-time personal trainer. Kluber has yet to throw more than 75 feet. “He’s really done that but hasn’t reached the stage where he’s really stretching yet,” Boone said.
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