Schmidt (elbow) has been playing long toss at around 100 feet, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports. Manager Aaron Boone indicated Friday that Schmidt is doing well, but the right-hander has yet to progress beyond long toss. The Yankees are likely to be cautious with Schmidt's recovery from a right elbow strain, though they still expect him to make an impact with the big club at some point during the season. He'll likely start the campaign at Triple-A when he's ready to pitch.
Yankees Senior Director of Player Development Kevin Reese said Monday that Schmidt (elbow) has looked "fantastic" during his rehab program in Tampa, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Reese didn't elaborate on where exactly Schmidt stands in his recovery from a right elbow strain, but the 25-year-old has apparently steered clear of any setbacks since beginning a throwing program more than a week ago. Since the Yankees moved Schmidt to the 60-day injured list prior to Opening Day, he won't be eligible for reinstatement until late May, but Reese appears confident the right-hander will make an impact for the big club at some point in 2021. Once deemed healthy, Schmidt will most likely report to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Schmidt (elbow) has begun throwing again, Jordan Horrobin of MLB.com reports. Schmidt landed on the 60-day injured list in late March and recently received a cortisone injection. The right-hander isn't eligible to return from the IL until June 1, and he appears to have a long recovery road ahead as he tries to ramp back into game shape. "Obviously, it'll be a while, because he's starting from scratch essentially again, but he's doing well," manager Aaron Boone stated Saturday.
Schmidt (elbow) received a cortisone injection Monday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports. Schmidt will be out of action for quite a while, as he landed on the 60-day injured list with an elbow strain in late March. The team is optimistic that he'll be able to begin throwing later this week or sometime next week following the shot, but he'll still need to go through a lengthy recovery process before returning to game action.
Manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that Schmidt (elbow) will seek a second opinion before the Yankees decide the next step in the right-hander's rehab program, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports. According to Boone, Schmidt is still exhibiting symptoms of the extensor strain he sustained in late February, which prevented him from starting up a throwing program a month later as had been planned. Boone noted that he remains optimistic Schmidt will avoid surgery to address the elbow injury, but the 25-year-old's lack of meaningful progress in his recovery is concerning nonetheless. Even if the second opinion brings positive news, Schmidt likely won't be ready to make his 2021 debut until at least late May after he was placed on the 60-day injured list prior to Opening Day.
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