By Brendan Kuty
TORONTO — Promising Yankees reliever Nick Rumbelow needs Tommy John surgery and will miss the rest of the season, general manager Brian Cashman said Monday.
The surgery, first reported by The Journal News’ Chad Jennings, is a blow to the Yankees’ bullpen, though the 24-year-old didn’t make it out of spring training and was pitching in Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre when the injury was first discovered.
Rumbelow, who came out of Sunday’s game while warming up, figured to be part of the team’s revolving door in the front end of the bullpen. He made his major-league debut in 2015, appearing in 17 games, after mowing through hitters in the minors.
Rumeblow gave up five runs and 15 hits in 8 2/3 innings this spring. It’s unclear weather he was feeling pain during the spring.