Earlier this Spring, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman hinted the only work James Kaprielian would get was simulated game action.
But after throwing three simulated innings on Friday, the Yankees are ready to move Kaprielian to the next step; a Spring Training game.
The Yankees initially wanted to be cautious with Kaprielian after returning from a flexor tendon strain last season. After getting Kaprielian into a simulated game, the team plans on starting Kaprielian in High-A Tampa. Kaprielian will be on an innings limit.
The Yankees believe Kaprielian will be a candidate to move through the Yankees system fairly quickly. If Kaprielian can stay healthy in the minors, it’s a huge possibility he’ll reach the majors later this season.