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The Yankees’ bullpen may be without a key member.

On Tuesday morning, New York Yankees fans got some troubling news: veteran reliever Zack Britton had an MRI on his elbow.

Britton, 33, got a late start in camp this spring. The Yankees were cautious with the veteran after his bout with COVID-19 during the offseason. He dealt with a hamstring injury during the 2020 season and had elbow issues that ended a remarkable run with the Orioles earlier in the decade.

Our season preview of the Yankees’ bullpen noted there are a couple issues still outstanding for the club to solve before Opening Day. If Britton misses any time that would be a significant blow to the back end of the Yankees’ staff.

Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.