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Nestor Cortes Jr.

Nestor Cortes Jr.


Age: 29Bats: RThrows: L

2024 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #224
Best / Worst #152 / #152
ADP #309

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Nestor Cortes Jr. (shoulder) unlikely to return this season

Yankees SP Nestor Cortes Jr. (shoulder) is unlikely to return this season, per manager Aaron Boone.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Jesse Garcia13 weeks ago
Nestor Cortes Jr. placed on IL

Nestor Cortes Jr. was placed on the 15-day IL due to a left rotator cuff strain, retroactive to 8/8.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Vince DiSilvio17 weeks ago
Nestor Cortes Jr. throws four strong innings in return off IL

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.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Ari Koslow17 weeks ago
Nestor Cortes Jr. (shoulder) activated from injured list, starting Saturday

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.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Chris Schommer17 weeks ago
Nestor Cortes Jr. (shoulder) scheduled for rehab start Sunday

Nestor Cortes Jr. has been scheduled for a rehab start on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact

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.

Ari Koslow20 weeks ago