Chad Green was brought into the rotation at a crucial time when the Yankees lost Nathan Eovaldi for the rest of the year due to Tommy John Surgery. Since coming into his role, Green has impressed and maybe talked his way into legitimate contention for a rotation spot next season.
However, Green’s outing against the Baltimore Orioles was cut short when he experienced pain in his elbow during the second inning of the Yankees 8-0 loss on Friday night. Green was promptly taken out of the game and was replaced by Nick Goody.
The Yankees revealed Green will undergo an MRI prior to Saturday’s game and are already anticipating him missing his next start. Should he lose his next start, the team is considering Luis Severino and Bryan Mitchell as potential options. Mitchell recently returned from injuring his toe back in February but he wasn’t a September call-up as of yet. Severino was one of the six players called up on Friday afternoon and pitched in yesterday’s loss out of the Yankees bullpen.
Green is hoping he won’t need Tommy John Surgery on his elbow, although he is worried that it will be a possibility.
“I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t,” Green said. “But I’m hoping it’s nothing serious.”
Green went 2-4 with a 4.73 ERA in 45.2 innings this season.