Oh, what do you know, yet another injury report for the Yankees. This time, it is regarding right-handed pitcher Ben Heller‘s Tommy John surgery.
It’s safe to say that the 2018 season has not begun the way that the New York Yankees would have liked it to. The just keep seem to be piling on the injuries and the most recent one is Ben Heller.
Heller is one the Yankees impressive pitching prospects, who has had some appearances in the Bronx over the past two seasons, but nothing long-term. According to MLB Pipeline, he ranks as the No. 29 prospect in the Yankees system.
On Friday, RHP Ben Heller underwent “Tommy John” surgery, which also involved removing a bone spur from his right elbow. The procedure was performed by Dr. Christopher Ahmad.
— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) April 7, 2018
On Friday during the game, the Yankees PR Department announced that Heller underwent Tommy John surgery earlier on in the day to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, his pitching arm.
Heller was expected to be called up sometime during the season to potentially help out New York’s bullpen, but now it seems like Heller will be out of action for the remainder of the season unless his rehab goes really well.
In 19 career games in the big leagues, Heller is 2-0 with a 3.00 ERA, he was acquired in 2016 from the Cleveland Indians in the deal which sent Andrew Miller to the Tribe.
Honestly, we should not even be shocked anymore when more injury news is provided by the Yankees organization this season. So far to begin the 2018 season, it just seems like nobody is safe. Maybe they should just wrap all of the players in bubble wrap while they play.
Stay tuned to Unhinged Yankees for all injury updates throughout the season.