Yankees’ Chad Green to undergo Tommy John surgery

New York Yankees reliever Chad Green will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, manager Aaron Boone announced Sunday.

“It’s tough news, but with this surgery, it’s usually something that pitchers are able to return from. I know he will. He’s an outstanding athlete that takes great care of himself and has a really good work ethic. I know that in time, he’ll be fine. I expect him to pitch several more years at the level we’ve come to expect.”

Green left Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles with the UCL injury.

The right-hander posted a 3.00 ERA over 15 innings this season.

This is a big blow to the bullpen as he has been one of New York’s best high-leverage relievers since the 2017 season.

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