Corey Kluber is expected to miss a minimum of two months after an MRI revealed a strain of the subscapular muscle of his right shoulder, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said on Wednesday.
Kluber will be shut down for at least four weeks without throwing, then he would likely need that same period of time to build back up, placing his best-case return in late July. Kluber, who pitched a no-hitter one week ago in Texas, lasted only three innings against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
“It’s tough news to get, considering how well he’s throwing the ball and all he’s been through to get back,” Boone said. “Hopefully we can start the recovery process for him and have him back in our rotation sooner rather than later.”