TORONTO (AP) — Yankees right-hander Nathan Eovaldi still has inflammation in his sore right elbow & won't be able to resume throwing until next week, manager Joe Girardi said Monday.
New York had hoped Eovaldi might be able to rejoin the rotation if New York reaches the playoffs, yet Girardi acknowledged that prospect is less likely.
Girardi said he hopes Eovaldi will be available to pitch in relief approximately one week after he is able to resume throwing.
p>Eovaldi, who is 14-3 with a 4.20 ERA in 27 starts, hasn't pitched since Sept. 5 against Tampa Bay. Two days later, an MRI confirmed inflammation in his elbow.
Eovaldi allowed eight runs & 13 hits over 10 1-3 innings in two starts before his injury was diagnosed.
Right-hander Masahiro Tanaka, who has a strained right hamstring, did conditioning drills & played catch at Yankee Stadium on Monday. New York hopes he can return next week after missing Wednesday's scheduled start against the AL East-leading Blue Jays. Ivan Nova will start in Tanaka's place against Toronto.
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