The New York Yankees could be without one of their starting pitchers to open the regular season.
Manager Aaron Boone told reporters Monday that right-hander Domingo Germán was dealing with some “shoulder issues” in January and just recently started a throwing program.
Germán went 4-5 with a 4.58 ERA in 2021 after serving a domestic violence suspension for the duration of the COVID-shortened 2020 season. Germán won 18 games in 2019, and led all starters in winning percentage (.818).
Germán’s spot in the back end of the rotation could be filled by Luis Gil, Clarke Schmidt, or Michael King. The Yankees could also make a trade or sign someone before the season starts.
In other injury news, starting pitcher Jameson Taillon should be ready for the beginning of the season, Boone said. Taillon is coming off an ankle injury that required surgery.