The New York Yankees have had some bad luck early on this season with injuries.
Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, Josh Donaldson, and Carlos Rodon are all on the injured list.
As such, the Yankees haven’t quite performed up to par, sitting in last place in the American League East despite still being above the .500 mark.
Rodon was injured in spring training, while Judge was placed on the injured list last week.
This morning, MLB insider Jon Morosi stopped by MLB Network to discuss the latest updates on both Judge and Rodon and when Yankees fans can expect to see them return.
.@jonmorosi with the latest on Yankees stars Carlos Rodón and Aaron Judge: pic.twitter.com/TU4KblrSc2
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) May 8, 2023
Morosi’s update on Rodon was an unfortunate one for Yankees fans, as there is still no timetable for the left-hander’s return.
Rodon recently experienced a setback in his recovery and went as far as to describe the issue with his back as “chronic.”
Morosi noted that Rodon is hoping a cortisone shot will help ease the pain and get him back on the right track, but that he isn’t sure when he’ll be able to make his return.
New York signed Rodon to a six-year, $162 million contract back in December.
On a more positive note, Judge is progressing quite well in his rehab.
The reigning American League MVP injured his hip on a slide during a game against the Minnesota Twins and ultimately was taken out of the Yankees series opener with the Texas Rangers.
Morosi revealed that the Yankees are expecting to have Judge back at some point this week.NEXT: Yankees Reliever Discusses His First Career Save