This might be nothing or it might be big, according to Josh Norris of the Trentonian, Yankees top pitching prospect 19-year-old left handed pitcher Manny Banuelos was scratched from his scheduled start yesterday.
That could mean he has the flu or it could mean that he needs elbow surgery. Some people were guessing that it could have been a promotion to Double-A Trenton to fill Christian Garcia’s place, but that idea was debunked when somebody else was named in Garcia’s place.
A lot of other people are jumping to conclusions. I wouldn’t get too excited. Guys miss starts for lots of reasons, it might be nothing at all. It might be something, but something minor. This does not mean he is expected to miss an entire season or anything like that.
It is worth noting because he is the team’s top prospect. We’ll keep you updated.