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Yankees' Luis Gil: Lit up for four runs in rehab start
Gil (elbow) tossed two innings and struck out three while giving up four earned runs on three hits and two walks in his rehab start Thursday for Single-A Tampa.
Gil made his second appearance at Tampa after striking out three over another two-inning start in his first rehab outing Sept. 1. The right-hander's fastball velocity is reportedly sitting around the same levels it had prior to him undergoing Tommy John surgery last May, but like most pitchers returning from a major elbow injury, Gil's command and control have been lacking a bit thus far during his rehab assignment. He'll eventually shift his rehab assignment to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before potentially making his return from the 60-day injured list before the end of the season. The Yankees envision Gil serving as a starter over the long haul, but if he makes any appearances for the big club in 2023, he'll likely be doing so in a relief role.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Fastball velocity back
Gil's (elbow) fastball was clocked at 98 miles per hour during his first rehab outing Friday for Single-A Tampa, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
Gil allowed one run on three hits and one walk while striking out three batters over two innings. His fastball averaged 96 mph in the majors in 2021, so it's a positive sign that his velocity is all the way back after having not pitched since May 2022 due to Tommy John surgery.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Starting rehab assignment
Gil (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Tampa on Friday, Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News reports.
It will be his first game action since he underwent Tommy John surgery last May. While it's possible the Yankees could activate Gil later this month, the most important thing at this point is getting him built back up so he has a chance to contribute as a starter next season. The righty would seem to be a prime candidate for the Arizona Fall League and/or winter ball.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Throws live batting practice
Gil (elbow) threw live batting practice Friday, Gary Phillips of the New York Daily News reports.
It's the first time Gil has faced hitters since he underwent Tommy John surgery last May. The young right-hander has a chance to help the Yankees at some point in the second half, although he might not have enough time to be built back up to contribute as a starter.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Throws bullpen session
Gil (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
It's his first time throwing off a mound since last year's Tommy John surgery. Gil had the operation last May and will try to become an option for the Yankees' rotation or bullpen at some point in the second half.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Goes on 60-day IL
The Yankees placed Gil (elbow) on the 60-day injured list Thursday.
Gil resumed tossing bullpen sessions in the latter stages of spring training, but he'll still require more than two months to complete his throwing progression plus a minor-league rehab assignment while he works his way back from May 2022 Tommy John surgery. His move to the 60-day injured list won't affect his recovery timeline and affords the Yankees some added flexibility with the 40-man roster in the meantime.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Progresses to bullpens
Gil (elbow) recently began throwing bullpen sessions, Randy Miller of NJ Advance Media reports.
Gil underwent Tommy John surgery in May of last year and is about 10 months into his rehab. He hasn't yet faced hitters, but the fact that he's tossing bullpens suggests that the right-hander hasn't had any setbacks. Gil isn't expected to be ready to return to game action until at least July.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Aims for spring bullpen session
Gil (elbow) is hoping to be cleared to throw a bullpen session during spring training, Marly Rivera of ESPN.com reports.
Gil has been throwing from over 100 feet for a while and is aiming for mound work sometime this spring, although that hasn't been scheduled yet. He had Tommy John surgery last May and doesn't figure to be an option for the Yankees until the second half of the season.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Moves to 60-day IL
Gil (elbow) was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and placed on the 60-day injured list Sunday.
The 24-year-old was already on the injured list with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May, and the Yankees called him up to move him to the 60-day IL and free up a spot on the 40-man roster. Gil won't return this year and will also be sidelined for at minimum the first half of the 2023 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Requires Tommy John surgery
Gil will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Laura Albanese of Newsday reports.
Gil exited his start at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday with an elbow injury, and the issue is significant enough to require surgery. Prior to the 23-year-old's injury, he had posted a 7.89 ERA, 31:15 K:BB and 1.70 WHIP in 21.2 innings over six starts with the Triple-A club this year. The right-hander will be sidelined for the remainder of the 2022 season and should miss a significant portion of the 2023 campaign.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Contending with major injury
Manager Aaron Boone said Gil (elbow) is dealing with a "significant" injury, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.
The right-hander was removed from Wednesday's start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with an apparent elbow injury, and he'll apparently be sidelined for the foreseeable future. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but Gil's availability for the rest of the season is now in queston.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Exits with arm injury
Gil was removed from his start with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday after gesturing to his right elbow, Conor Foley of The Scranton Times-Tribune reports.
The 24-year-old was making his first start back with the RailRiders after a brief stint with the Yankees, but his return outing was cut short by the injury. The specifics of the injury remain unclear, but any arm issue is a worrying sign for Gil, who's struggled to a 9.53 ERA at Triple-A this year.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Called up ahead of start
Gil was recalled as expected ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the White Sox.
Gil made six major-league starts in his debut season last year, cruising to a 3.07 ERA despite a 14.7 percent walk rate, as his 29.5 percent strikeout rate proved to be enough to overcome his poor control. Things haven't gone his way through five starts for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season, as he owns a 9.53 ERA and has walked a nearly identical 14.5 percent of opposing batters, but the Yankees evidently have enough faith to give him another shot.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Optioned to Triple-A
Gil was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Friday.
Gil served as a spot starter Thursday against the White Sox but settled for a no-decision after allowing four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five in four innings. He has a 9.53 ERA and 1.76 WHIP in 17 innings over five minor-league starts this year and will likely need to generate better results if he hopes to gain a full-time role with the major-league club at some point in 2022.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Tosses four innings in 2022 debut
Gil allowed four runs on five hits and two walks while striking five over four innings Thursday against the White. He did not factor in the decision.
The right-hander was called up from Triple-A earlier in the day to make a spot start with the Yankees in the midst of a stretch of six games over five days. He flashed some good stuff by inducing 17 swinging strikes and racking up five punchouts, but a three-run second inning was largely to blame for an overall ineffective final line. Gil will likely head back to the minors, where he has struggled with a 9.53 ERA and 1.76 WHIP across 17 innings this season.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Getting spot start with big club
The Yankees will promote Gil from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to start Thursday's game against the White Sox in Chicago, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Gil is likely just in line for one start with the Yankees, who are forced to add a temporarily sixth starter to the mix after last Sunday's doubleheader with the Rangers created a stretch of six games in five days. The 23-year-old Gil impressed with a 3.07 ERA and 38 strikeouts over 29.1 innings in six starts with the big club in 2021, but he hasn't come close to replicating that success at Triple-A this season. Through his 17 innings at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Gil has given up 19 runs (18 earned) on 18 hits and 12 walks while striking out 25.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Fans nine in Triple-A start
Gil tossed five innings in a start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday, allowing two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out nine.
The right-hander finally had a solid outing, going five innings for the first time this season and registering a campaign-best nine punchouts. It's otherwise been a struggle for Gil at Triple-A this season, as he has registered a 9.53 ERA and 1.76 WHIP over five starts. The 23-year-old is considered one of the Yankees' top pitching prospects after posting a 3.07 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 38:19 K:BB across 29.1 innings in his first big-league stint in 2021.... See More ... See Less
Yankees' Luis Gil: Dispatched to Triple-A
The Yankees optioned Gil to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Monday.
New York is expected to open the season with a traditional five-man rotation, and with Nestor Cortes having a leg up on that role based on his strong finish to the 2021 campaign, Gil was facing an uphill battle to crack the Yankees' Opening Day roster. Gil and Deivi Garcia have both had positive moments when given trials in the big-league rotation over the past couple of seasons, but both will have to bide their time at Triple-A and wait for an injury to one of the Yankees' five starters before getting another opportunity in the majors.... See More ... See Less
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