New York Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi was not long for Wednesday night’s game.
After looking fine in the bottom of the first inning of Wednesday night’s matchup with the Red Sox, Nathan Eovaldi was lifted for Chasen Shreve in the bottom of the second. It was later noted that the right-hander was experiencing “elbow discomfort.”
Nathan Eovaldi removed for right elbow discomfort. He is going to New York for further evaluation. https://t.co/c0vM2QBs0G
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) August 10, 2016
In early September of last year, Eovaldi experienced a similar injury and was shut down the remainder of the season as a result.
Fans can only hope this is nothing large given the frequent rate of Tommy John surgeries throughout baseball. Any time discomfort is felt in an elbow, the worst is expected.
Additionally, with today’s demotion of Luis Severino, the rotation is in a rather thin state. The Yankees certainly do not want to lose one of the staples of their staff.