Yankees Gerrit Cole withdraws from MLB Opening Game start due to elbow injury

Judge, suffering from ‘abdominal pain’, resumes batting training this weekend
New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole

New York Yankees two-hitting star Gerrit Cole (33) and Aaron Judge (31), who were out of action due to injury, are having mixed feelings.

Cole’s injury was so severe that his starting pitching in the season opener was cancelled.Judge, on the other hand, decided to resume his batting training soon.

Aaron Boone, manager of the Major League Baseball (MLB) Yankees, told local reporters at TD Ball Park in Dunedin, Florida, where an exhibition game against the Toronto Blue Jays was held on the 13th (Korean time), “It is difficult for Cole to pitch in the opening game.” revealed. 스포츠 토토사이트

Coach Boone said, “Cole is awaiting further detailed examination, and it will take a few days to know his exact condition,” and added, “We have begun internal discussions on which pitcher to select as the starter for the opening game.”

Cole is a prominent pitcher who joined the Yankees in December 2019.

At the time, Cole attracted a lot of attention by signing a 9-year, $324 million contract, the highest contract in MLB history for a pitcher.

Since then, Cole has played the role of an ace, winning more than 10 games every season, except for 2020, which was a shortened season due to the spread of the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19).

He has never missed a game due to injury.ESPN reported, “Other than being diagnosed with COVID-19, Cole has never been on the injured list since moving to the Yankees.”

Cole was also responsible for starting the opening game every year from 2020 to last year.

However, Cole began to show abnormal signs during the first exhibition game of the year.

In the exhibition game against Toronto on the 2nd, he showed serious trouble and performed poorly, allowing 4 hits (1 home run) and 3 runs in 2 innings.

Afterwards, he complained of elbow pain and was removed from the starting rotation.

On the other hand, the Yankees’ leading hitter Judge is scheduled to resume normal training soon.

Judge recently missed the exhibition game due to abdominal pain, but has recently recovered.

For the Yankees, this is a blessing in disguise.

In an interview with MLB.com, Judge said, “I will start swing training again this weekend,” and “I will improve my physical condition again with the goal of playing in the opening game.” 안전 슬롯사이트

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