Opening Day is three weeks from today, and the New York Yankees will already be without three more pitchers.
Carlos Rodón, Tommy Kahnle, and Lou Trivino will miss the start of the season, General Manager Brian Cashman told reporters Thursday morning.
Rodón, who the Yankees signed to a six-year, $162 million contract this past offseason, suffered a mild left elbow strain. Cashman said “in a perfect world” he could return sometime in April.
Kahnle is dealing with right biceps tendinitis but is expected to resume throwing next week and could return sometime in April if everything goes well.
Trivino suffered a right elbow ligament strain and will be out until at least May.
The Yankees are now down two starting pitchers, with right-hander Frankie Montas (right shoulder inflammation) not expected to return until after the All-Star break following arthroscopic surgery.
Domingo Germán and Clarke Schmidt will likely open the season in the rotation.
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