RP - NYY
Scott Effross (elbow) will require Tommy John surgery. He is not on the ALDS roster for the Yankees.
This is a tough blow for the Yankees as they don't just lose Effross for the postseason, but for likely the entire 2023 season as well. Effross had a 2.13 ERA, 3 saves, and 12 Ks in 12.2 innings after being traded to New York, and could have been in the mix for saves in 2023. Clay Holmes will likely be the primary closer for the Yankees in this postseason and beyond.
Scott Effross (shoulder) was reinstated from the 15-day injured list by the Yankees.
Effross will return for Thursday's game against the Red Sox. Effross was acquired at the trade deadline from the Cubs. It is possible that he could get some saves down the stretch with the Yankees' working a closer commitee.
The Yankees plan to activate Scott Effross from the IL Thursday.
Effross has been out of action since mid-August with a right shoulder strain. The reliever has a 2.75 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and a .221 BAA in 55 games this season. The Yankees will likely make sure to limit his usage heading into the playoffs.
Scott Effross threw 20 pitches of live batting practice on Friday and "looked good, too."
Effross is expected to throw an inning for Triple-A Scranton on Sunday. If all goes well, he could return to the Yankees bullpen by Tuesday.
Scott Effross has been placed on the 15-day IL with a right shoulder strain, retroactive to 8/21. Clarke Schmidt has been recalled from Triple-A.
The strain in his shoulder has been described as "minor", so it's possible he is able to return soon after the 15-day minimum if not right away. Effross had been in the mix for saves recently, and manager Aaron Boone said that the closing situation would still be "mix and match." Look for Aroldis Chapman and Lou Trivino to be the primary closing options until Effross or Clay Holmes returns.