The Yankees moved Kluber (shoulder) to the 60-day injured list Saturday. The move frees up a roster spot as Kluber, yet to begin a throwing program, still projects to return around late July. Infielder Chris Gittens was signed Saturday to fill Kluber's spot.
Kluber (shoulder) is expected to begin a throwing program soon, though his overall return timeline hasn't changed, James Wagner of The New York Times reports. Kluber was originally expected to be shut down from throwing for four weeks after being diagnosed with a shoulder strain in late May. While it now looks as though he'll be throwing within two weeks of being shut down, that evidently simply represents a change in how the Yankees intend to go about his rehab rather than a change in his overall timeline. He'll presumably be brought along very cautiously at the start of his throwing program, with a return date in late July still the most likely outcome.
Kluber (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. Kluber will be shut down from throwing for four weeks after he was diagnosed with a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder, so his placement on the injured list doesn't come as a surprise. Right-hander Albert Abreu was recalled by the Yankees as part of a corresponding move. Since Kluber will need to build his arm back up after being shut down, he'll likely miss most of July while he recovers.
Kluber was diagnosed with a subscapularis strain in his right shoulder and will be shut down from throwing for four weeks, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports. The 35-year-old will undergo a second MRI to confirm the diagnosis, but for now he can expect to be sidelined for the foreseeable future. The initial MRI was deemed precautionary when the right-hander exited Tuesday's start after three innings with shoulder tightness, but it appears the issue is more serious. Kluber will require some time to build his arm back up after being shut down for a month, so he'll be unavailable for most of July even if his recovery goes as planned.
The Yankees are sending Kluber in for an MRI on Wednesday strictly as a precaution after he was diagnosed with right shoulder tightness following his start in Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports. The club is apparently confident that Kluber isn't dealing with any structural damage to his shoulder or a strain, so the MRI will ideally confirm the Yankees' medical staff's initial findings. Kluber appeared to downplay the injury himself when he spoke to reporters after Tuesday's game, mentioning that the issue isn't similar to the teres muscle tear in his shoulder that sidelined him for the majority of the 2020 campaign. Even so, Kluber should be considered questionable at best to make his next turn through the rotation, which comes Sunday in Detroit. The two-time Cy Young Award winner dropped to 4-3 after being tagged for two runs while striking out five over three innings in Tuesday's start, his first since tossing his first career no-hitter May 19 in Texas.
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