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Kirby Yates

Kirby Yates

RP - SD - IL60
Age: 33College: Yavapai CollegeBats: LThrows: R

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Kirby Yates (elbow) transferred to 45-day IL

The Padres transferred Kirby Yates (elbow) to the 45-day injured list.

Fantasy Impact

This is just a procedural move. Yates underwent season-ending elbow surgery to remove bone chips earlier this summer.

Kirby Yates' elbow surgery 'went really smooth'

Kirby Yates, who underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his throwing elbow, said Thursday that the procedure went really smooth.

Fantasy Impact

The former All-Star closer was given an eight-week timetable to return. We likely won't see him again until the 2021 campaign.

Kirby Yates (elbow) 'likely' to have season-ending surgery

Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune writes that Kirby Yates (elbow) will "likely" undergo season-ending surgery.

Fantasy Impact

Yates left Friday's appearance agains the Diamondbacks after just six pitches and it sounds like it might've been his last of the season. He was diagnosed with having bone chips in the back of his elbow and received a second opinion on Monday. Drew Pomeranz figures to take over as the Padres' closer and he has been downright excellent this season. Pomeranz could be considered a top-three fantasy reliever the rest of the way.

Kirby Yates going for a second opinion on throwing elbow

Padres manager Jayce Tingler says Kirby Yates is visiting Dr. Keith Meister for a second opinion on his elbow.

Fantasy Impact

Yates was diagnosed with bone chips in his throwing elbow after leaving Friday's appearance with an injury. If he needs to undergo surgery it could possibly put him out for the rest of the year. Drew Pomeranz is one of the most valuable relievers to own in fantasy right now.

Kirby Yates has an MRI that reveals bone chips in his elbow

Kirby Yates underwent an MRI that revealed bone chips in the back of his elbow.

Fantasy Impact

Yates was placed on the IL prior to Saturday's game against the Diamondbacks. The 33-year-old is set to get a second opinion on Monday but he figures to be out for a while. Drew Pomeranz is suddenly a top-three closer in fantasy baseball these days.