Pitching for the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate Scranton Wilkes-Barre, Gil had to leave his start with an arm injury.
Reports from the stadium state that the pitcher called the trainer and pointed to his elbow after throwing a pitch.
This is obviously not looking good, although it is best to wait for an official announcement or update from the team.
“No update yet on Luis Gil (elbow), who is scheduled to be seen by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, Aaron Boone said,” Bryan Hoch, who covers the Yankees for MLB.com, said on Thursday via Twitter.
No update yet on Luis Gil (elbow), who is scheduled to be seen by team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad, Aaron Boone said.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) May 19, 2022
Gil Will Miss Some Time Even If He Avoids Surgery
There will surely be an MRI soon to try and figure out what’s happening with Gil’s elbow, but even in a best-case scenario, we probably won’t be seeing Gil on a mound for at least a few weeks.
While the whole situation smells bad, this is not necessarily a death sentencer: we will have to wait, because his absence could extend from several weeks to a year-and-a-half in a worst-case scenario, which would be UCL ligament damage and, therefore, Tommy John surgery.
It’s a bummer either way, because Gil could have been high in the organizational pecking order when additional starters were needed.
He already made his MLB debut in 2021 and impressed.
The main problem with him is control: he has frontline stuff with Double-A command.
Everybody in the organization is hoping that the worst-case scenario can be avoided and Gil can get back to pitching in a matter of weeks, not months.