Yankees' Gerrit Cole Out for Weeks with Elbow Injury, Avoids Surgery

March 17, 2024
Yankees' Gerrit Cole Out for Weeks with Elbow Injury, Avoids Surgery
  • New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole is out for 3-4 weeks due to elbow nerve inflammation and edema.

  • Medical advice from Dr. Neal ElAttrache recommended rest and rehabilitation over Tommy John surgery for Cole.

  • This marks Gerrit Cole's first arm-related injury list stint since his 2020 Yankees debut.

  • The Yankees' rotation in Cole's absence will feature Nestor Cortés Jr., Carlos Rodón, Marcus Stroman, and Clarke Schmidt.

  • The team is seeking improvement following their disappointing performance, which was their worst since 1992.

  • Cole, a recipient of the AL Cy Young award, is in the fifth year of his $324 million contract with an opt-out clause that the Yankees can negate with an additional $36 million for the 2029 season.

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