New York Yankees right-handed prospect James Kaprielian is heading to the minor league disabled list with right elbow pain.
New York Yankees starters may have had a rough week in Tampa, but nothing compares to the news they just received.
Highly touted right-handed prospect James Kaprielian is heading to the minor league disabled list with right elbow pain, the team announced on Thursday.
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The 23-year-old was slated to begin the regular season in High-A Tampa coming off a healthy spring training. Kaprielian pitched just once against the Toronto Blue Jays this spring and didn’t allow a run over two innings of work while striking out three with a fastball that sat in the 95-96 mph range.
This is a huge setback, as the Yankees were hoping one of their top pitching prospects would make strides through the system after missing the entire 2016 with a right elbow flexor strain.
The Yankees’ first round pick of the 2015 June Amateur Draft will undergo an MRI and a dye contrast MRI. Once complete, a further update will be provided.
Update on RHP James Kaprielian: pic.twitter.com/TF7RfZ8VPo
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