Yankees manager Aaron Boone recently indicated that German (shoulder) could stretch out to work as a starter when he begins his minor-league rehab assignment, Joey Pollizze of MLB.com reports. German is still on the 60-day injured list, but he's close to being eligible to return. The right-hander is slated to throw live batting practice at some point this week and could progress to a minor-league rehab assignment soon thereafter. Though the Yankees haven't yet indicated what role German will have upon his return, Boone's comments suggest that he is at least being considered for a starting role. That may be dependent on an injury or require the team to go to a six-man rotation, however, as all five starters are currently healthy and pitching well.
German (shoulder) has thrown multiple bullpen sessions and is expected to face live batting practice soon, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports. German has missed the entirety of the 2022 campaign so far while dealing with right shoulder impingement syndrome, but manager Aaron Boone said Monday that "everything is going well, according to plan," setting the right-hander up to face live BP in the near future. The 29-year-old has been able to throw all of his pitches at his bullpen sessions, a positive sign for his eventual return in early-mid June following a likely multi-outing rehab assignment. German posted a 4.58 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 98.1 innings last year, racking up 98 strikeouts while starting 18 games and appearing in 22 total. The Yankees have yet to decide what his role will be when he ultimately returns.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone indicated that German (shoulder) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session during the week of April 25 and is progressing well, Jordan Wolf of MLB.com reports. German was placed on the 60-day injured list in mid-March after being diagnosed with right shoulder impingement syndrome, but he has had "no issues to this point" in his recovery, according to Boone. The right-hander was considered a candidate for a rotation spot heading into spring training after posting a 4.58 ERA and 1.18 WHIP across 22 outings -- 18 of which were starts -- last season. It remains to be seen what German's role will be upon his return.
German (shoulder) is playing catch from 60 feet, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports. German is on the 60-day injured list with a right shoulder impingement but recently started up his throwing program. It's unclear exactly how long he's expected to be sidelined, but he won't be eligible to return until after the designated 60 days.
German's injury was diagnosed as right shoulder impingement syndrome Friday. Reports of shoulder issues popped up at the start of the week, but German hit the 60-day injured list Thursday before a specific diagnosis has emerged. He now has that diagnosis, though a precise timeline for his return is not yet clear.
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