New York Yankees News: Surgery For Two Relievers


Coming into the season, one of the things that you thought the New York Yankees would have would be depth in the bullpen. Not only at the major league level, but if need be, the ability to reach down to the minors and pull up a fresh arm or two when needed.

With Andrew Miller already on the shelf, two more relievers went down today with one definitely out the rest of the way and one most likely.

The strikeout factory has shut down production for the next 12 weeks. Jacob Lindgren will undergo surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.

Lindgren pitched in seven games at the big league level, posting a 5.14 ERA, striking out eight in seven innings but walking four.  If it’s 12 weeks, that puts him back in late September, so he could be a arm to watch for maybe the last week or two of the season.

The guy who isn’t coming back is Sergio Santos. Santos was just added last week but now has to undergo Tommy John surgery.

Santos has battled forearm, tricep and frayed labrum over the past few seasons and now this adds to it.

The Yankees added Danny Burawa to take Bryan Mitchell‘s place on the roster as an extra right-handed arm. Mitchwell was sent to AAA.

Burawa is 1-1 with a 1.75 ERA in AAA. In 36 innings, he’s struck out 31 and given up just 21 hits. He’s from Rocky Point, NY.