The New York Yankees may soon be getting a reinforcement in their bullpen, which has been hit with a number of injuries this season.
Left-hander Zack Britton has been recovering from Tommy John surgery all season long, but he began a rehab assignment with the Yankees Single-A team, the Tampa Tarpons last night and threw 15 pitches.
He pitched two-thirds of an inning, striking out a batter and reaching 93 mph on one of his pitches.
Zack Britton's night with Single-A Tampa:
0.2 ip, 0 h, 0 r, 0 bb, 1 k. 15 pitches. pic.twitter.com/St195x9ulB
— Conor Foley (@RailRidersTT) August 25, 2022
Britton Returns To The Mound
This would be a huge addition to an embattled Yankees bullpen.
Britton would be another solid option in the back end of the Yankees bullpen.
When Holmes ultimately comes back, they could have him, Britton, and Aroldis Chapman in the back end of their bullpen.
That could make for a deadly big three.
The veteran left-hander had a rough 2021 season, posting a 5.89 ERA in 22 appearances, saving just one game, and losing his only decision of the year.
He also managed to only pitch 18.1 innings last year.
Needless to say, it’s been a long road back for Britton, but it seems like he’s making some progress down in Single-A.
His rehab assignment is underway, and he could potentially rejoin the big-league club if all goes according to plan.
Having him back would be a huge boost for the Yankees bullpen.
Losing King and Green for the season was bad enough, but Britton could be the reinforcement that they need in their pen.
We’ll see how the rest of his rehab assignment goes.