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Top Zack Britton News

  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Slated to return to mound work

    Britton (elbow) has been taking part in a "reload" during which he has been limited to playing catch, but he's expected to begin throwing off a mound again in the coming week, Randy Miller of NJ Advance Media reports.

    Britton didn't experience a setback -- rather, the reload was a planned part of his recovery program. He's been throwing at his home in Houston but is slated to return to the Yankees' training complex in Tampa to resume mound work sometime this week. Britton is still expected to return to the big-league club in late August or early September.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Tosses another bullpen

    Britton (elbow) threw a bullpen session at the Yankees' minor-league complex in Tampa on Tuesday, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

    Per Boland, Britton's velocity was in the high 80s during the session. The left-hander has been throwing since the start of June as he works his way back from last September's surgery to repair the UCL in his left elbow. According to Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media, Britton is hoping he can be back in the majors and at full strength by September, though he doesn't have an exact return date in mind yet. "July is going to be a big month," he said. "August is obviously going to be important, too. But I've been trying not to put any dates in my head. I want to follow the program, not go too fast, but I've been feeling good every step of the way and I think the acceleration -- if there is one on this -- would be when the rehab games start."

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Tosses bullpen

    Britton (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday and could be back in the majors in August, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

    Britton underwent surgery to repair the UCL in his left elbow last September, and he's making positive steps as he advances in his recovery. Per Hoch, the veteran southpaw's procedure was an alternative to Tommy John surgery, which may explain his relatively quick progress. Friday's bullpen is said to have gone well, and the Yankees are hopeful that Britton can return to game action less than a year after his surgery was performed.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Nearing mound work

    Manager Aaron Boone said Britton (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

    The 34-year-old continues his recovery from the left elbow surgery he underwent last September, and his return to mound work will be a significant step in his rehab program. Britton will likely need to continue building his arm up for a bit before facing live hitters, but he's on track to be available during the second half of the season.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Throwing from 120 feet

    Britton (elbow) has been throwing from 120 feet and could soon begin pitching from a bullpen mound, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

    The lefty reliever began his throwing program in February and is slowly making progress toward a return. Though he isn't close to a rehab assignment, there is hope that Britton can be back with the Yankees in August or September.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Could contribute late in season

    Britton (elbow) is said to be doing well, and the Yankees are hopeful that he could return to action in August or September, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

    Britton is recovering from the left elbow surgery he underwent last September and remains months away from a return. However, he has been throwing on flat ground since February and is reportedly doing well, per Hoch. A return by the end of the campaign is far from guaranteed, but Britton could be a valuable late-season addition to the New York bullpen if he is indeed able to make his way back to the mound by then.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Heads to 60-day IL

    The Yankees placed Britton (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Monday.

    Following Sunday's trade with the Twins, the Yankees added three new players to the 40-man roster (Josh Donaldson, Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Ben Rortvedt) and sent out only two (Gary Sanchez and Gio Urshela), so Britton's move to the 60-day IL will help open up an extra spot. Since Britton underwent Tommy John surgery Sept. 8 and also had a bone chip removed as part of the procedure, the Yankees were already preparing for him to miss most, if not all, of the 2022 campaign. The transaction won't affect his recovery timeline.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Undergoes UCL surgery

    Britton recently underwent surgery to reconstruct and repair his UCL in addition to removing a bone chip, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

    Britton was expected to have a bone chip removed from his left elbow, but he'll likely miss more time than expected since the surgery also reconstructed his UCL. The procedure is similar to Tommy John surgery, so the southpaw will likely be sidelined for most or all of the 2022 campaign.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Set for surgery next week

    Britton will undergo surgery next week to have a bone chip removed from his left elbow, and his UCL will also be evaluated to determine whether any additional work is necessary, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    Britton was ruled out for the season when he moved to the 60-day injured list Monday, and it's now official that he'll undergo surgery for the injury he's battled all season. Whether or not the veteran left-hander is ready for spring training should depend on whether additional work is required beyond removing the bone chip.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Moved to 60-day IL

    The Yankees transferred Britton (elbow) to the 60-day injured list Monday.

    The move officially ends Britton's season. It's possible he'll require surgery on his sprained left elbow, although there's been no confirmation that's the route he'll take. Britton ends this season with career worsts in innings pitched (18.1) and ERA (5.89), plus his 1.69 WHIP is his highest since 2013. A timeline for his return to full health likely depends on whether he undergoes surgery, and updates on that should come within the next few weeks.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Could require surgery

    Britton could required surgery on his sprained left elbow, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

    Elbow issues are always worrisome for pitchers, and it appears as though Britton's may indeed be a bad one. He's already undergone one elbow surgery this season, as he had bone chips removed from his elbow in March. The Yankees are still gathering additional opinions, but there's a very real chance Britton is done for the rest of the season and potentially next year as well.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Out with elbow sprain

    Britton landed on the 10-day injured list with a sprained left elbow Monday.

    Britton hasn't been close to his usual self this season, struggling to a 5.89 ERA, 1.69 WHIP and 16:14 K:BB in 18.1 innings after missing the early part of the year due to surgery to remove bone chips from his elbow. Evidently, his elbow still isn't right, though whether that's the explanation for all of his struggles or if the sprain only popped up recently is unclear. The move was backdated to Friday, so Britton will be eligible to return next Monday, but that will only be in play if it's a particularly mild sprain.

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  • Yankees' Zack Britton: Requests out of closer role

    Britton told Yankees manager Aaron Boone following his blown save Thursday against the White Sox that he doesn't "deserve" to pitch in the ninth inning for now, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

    The veteran had been incredibly reliable for the Yankees since joining the team in 2018, but he has struggled greatly this year, posting a 6.19 ERA and 1.81 WHIP through 19 outings. Thursday's blown save was his second across three appearances, which prompted Britton to approach his manager about taking a step back from closer duties in the absence of Aroldis Chapman (elbow). The Yankees did go to Britton in a save situation in the 10th frame Saturday, but the move was almost out of necessity after Jonathan Loaisiga pitched earlier in the contest and Chad Green blew a save chance in the ninth. Britton picked up a hold against the White Sox, but he threw only four of 14 pitches for strikes, walking two batters and giving up one hit while notching only one out. Loaisiga and Green should be considered the favorites for save opportunities in the short term, but the Yankees are hopeful that Chapman has avoided a serious injury, and he could be back as the team's unquestioned closer this week.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 200 lbs
Birthplace: Panorama, CA
Age: 34
Experience: 9
Bats/Throws: L, L