The Yankees just can't seem to catch a break, as RHP Dellin Betances received another MRI in New York on Friday, manager Aaron Boone said before Friday's game against the White Sox.
Betances is one of 12 players on the Yankees' IL, with Gary Sanchez the latest member on the list with a calf strain. The hard-throwing reliever didn't start the season with the team, as an earlier MRI revealed a shoulder impingement and inflammation. But, after the 31-year-old didn't feel great during his sim game according to Boone, the team wants to see what the issue is now.
After his sim game, Betances was expected to throw in rehab games, the last step before returning to the Yankees' bullpen. Now the Yankees will hold their breath hoping they won't be losing the four-time All-Star for an extended period of time.
The Yankees could use a player like Betances in the bullpen that has been shaky to start the year. They have an ERA just under four, and during their series in Houston, they blew two leads and could never find a rhythm.
During his Spring Training appearances, Betances' fastball was topping out around 91-92 mph when it is normally around 97-98 mph.