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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Gil has been throwing from over 100 feet in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Gil underwent Tommy John surgery in May of 2022 after making just one appearance for the Yankees in addition to his six starts at the Triple-A level. He's been throwing from over 100 feet for a while and hopes to throw his first bullpen session early this spring. However, he's still without a timetable for a return as it appears sometime in June could be a baseline for a potential return to action.
As confirmed by the team Saturday, Luis Gil is set to have Tommy John surgery on May 24 at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Gil exited Wednesday's start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, immediately pointing to his elbow following a fifth-inning pitch. The 23-year-old started one game this year for the Yankees, allowing four runs in four innings on May 12th.
Luis Gil left his Wednesday start for the RailRiders’ with two outs in the fifth inning. He grabbed his arm and let the dugout know he needed to be removed from the game.
Gil has only pitched four innings in the majors this season. Hopefully this is just a case of being cautious and not a long-term injury for one of the Yankees’ top prospects.
Luis Gil pitched 4 innings, surrendering four runs on five hits and two walks while striking out five in a 15-7 Yankees win on Thursday.
Luis GIl left the game with a lead after the 4th inning but did not qualify for the victory. Gil threw 83 pitches, 54 for strikes in his first start of the season. This appears to be just a spot start for Gil, for now.
Luis Gil was optioned by the Yankees to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Gil had an up and down spring. He pitched well in his first start, but finished the spring with a 6.14 ERA in 7.1 innings. His last outing could have cost him a major league roster spot as Gil allowed five earned runs in 2.1 innings while allowing eight hits.