Nestor Cortes Jr.
SP - NYY
Yankees SP Nestor Cortes Jr. (shoulder) is unlikely to return this season, per manager Aaron Boone.
Despite Cortes starting a throwing program soon, the team does not expect Cortes to return this season. The left hander has been out of action with a left rotator cuff strain since August 11. Cortes’ would end 2023 with a 4.97 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and a 5-2 record over 13 starts.
Nestor Cortes Jr. was placed on the 15-day IL due to a left rotator cuff strain, retroactive to 8/8.
Cortes returns to the IL after just one start. He missed over two months due to a shoulder injury, so it's concerning to see a rotator cuff injury so soon. It's unclear how long he will be out, but it's going to be hard to rely on him for the rest of the 2023 fantasy season.
Nestor Cortes Jr. turned in a solid performance on Saturday, tossing four innings and allowing just one hit and one earned run while striking out eight in the Yankees' 3-1 victory over the Astros.
Cortes allowed a home run to Jose Altuve, but also struck out eight across four innings and 64 pitches. He shouldn't be as limited in his next start.
Nestor Cortes Jr. (shoulder) has been activated from the 60-day injured list and will start on the mound for the New York Yankees against the Houston Astros Saturday.
Cortes Jr. had been expected to make another rehab start this weekend, but the left-hander will instead toe the rubber for manager Aaron Boone against the Astros Saturday. Fantasy managers should temper expectations and expect a limited pitch count for Cortes Jr. in his first start back.
Nestor Cortes Jr. has been scheduled for a rehab start on Sunday.
Cortes is expected to make the start for Triple-A Scranton. He will likely need to make a handful of starts after being sidelined since early June with a left rotator cuff sprain.