Cesar Cabral suffers elbow pain, MRI next

This is where the saying, “these things tend to sort themselves out,” comes from.

First Michael Pineda reveals that he pitched through shoulder pain Friday night, then Cesar Cabral was seen with his arm in a sling and will undergo an MRI after experiencing pain in his elbow, according to Bryan Hoch of MLB.com.

If the worst happens here and Cabral needs Tommy John Surgery and spends the entire season on the 60-day DL, his Rule 5 status carries over to next season if he isn’t on the active roster for at least 90-days. It would, however, allow the Yankees to keep him on the DL to start the season while they give Clay Rapada a second audition of sorts before they need to make a decision.

Rapada doesn’t necessarily get the roster spot though. The Yankees could still seriously consider Justin Maxwell and Bill Hall for the 25th roster spot too.

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