The 26-year-old threw 12 pitches before he was removed Wednesday vs Boston
By A J Hermann
Nathan Eovaldi exits Wednesday night’s game with elbow discomfort.
New York Yankees starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi exited Wednesday night’s game against the Boston Red Sox with reported elbow discomfort after pitching one inning, and he will receive further evaluation in New York.
The Yankees confirmed Eovaldi’s injury shortly after he was removed, and replaced by Chasen Shreve in the second inning.
Eovaldi, 26, owns a 9-8 record with an ERA of 4.80 on the season, including 97 strikeouts over 123 1/3 innings of work.
A year ago, Eovaldi’s first with the Yankees, he finished his season with the league’s highest winning percentage after posting a career-best 14-3 record (.824).
However, Eovaldi’s last start in 2015 came on September 5, after he suffered elbow inflammation that kept him from finishing out the rest of the season.
Eovaldi began this season as a starter, but was moved to the bullpen after enduring some struggles early in the year. He returned to make his fifth start after rejoining the rotation on Wednesday in Boston, but after throwing just 12 pitches, his night was over.
The Yankees have suffered injuries to many of their starting pitchers this season, and were looking to Eovaldi to round back into form to help their late-season push towards a potential second Wild Card berth.