Reese is confident that Schmidt will be able to help the Yanks at some point this season. He received a cortisone shot back in mid-April to help with the discomfort of the strain, and it’s clearly been going good ever since.

Where will Schmidt fit in when he is healthy? That will be down the road, but if 2020 is any clue, the bullpen would probably be the best bet — think what Michael King has been doing.

In just 6.1 innings last season, Schmidt had a 7.11 ERA and 4.30 FIP.