NEW YORK — Zack Britton ready to stroll out to the bullpen for his first main league sport in 13 months. He hoped Aaron Judge would ship dwelling run No. 61 into the New York Yankees bullpen in right-center.
“I’m thinking if I catch the next one or something, it might go for a pretty penny,” Britton stated earlier than Thursday night time’s sport in opposition to Boston. “I’ll be out there with the glove on.”
Brutton was activated one year and two weeks after the left-hander had Tommy John surgery.
“I feel like if I get enough innings that I can be myself and I can help in the postseason,” he stated. “Time will tell if that’s going to be the case, but that’s my goal.”
New York positioned left-hander Wandy Peralta on the 15-day injured listing with left thoracic backbone tightness, a transfer retroactive to Tuesday. To open a spot on the 40-man roster, the Yankees designated infielder-outfielder Miguel Andújar for project.
Britton, a 34-year-old reliever, made eight minor league damage rehabilitation appearances from Aug. 24 by way of Tuesday, permitting one run and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings for Class A Tampa, Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He struck out seven and walked two.
“The sinker has been really good,” Yankees supervisor Aaron Boone stated. “He hasn’t been throwing as hard as he typically does. I think part of that’s been by design.”
A two-time All-Star, Britton was operated on by Los Angeles Dodgers staff doctor Dr. Neal ElAttrache on Sept. 8 final year. Britton had the UCL in his left elbow reconstructed and likewise had a bone chip eliminated.
Britton has 154 saves in 11 main league seasons and is eligible without cost company after the World Series.
He had eight saves and a 1.89 ERA throughout the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. He did not make his season debut final year till June 12 following arthroscopic surgery to take away a bone chip in his left elbow. Then he spent extra time on the injured listing with a hamstring pressure.
Britton was 0-1 with a 5.89 ERA and only one save in 22 appearances. He final pitched for the Yankees on Aug. 19, 2021, in opposition to Minnesota, then felt ache three days later previous to a rained-out sport in opposition to the Twins.
Peralta, a 31-year-old left-hander, final pitched Monday. He had a scan, and Boone stated earlier Thursday that Peralta may return subsequent week.
“We don’t think it’s serious, something that’s popped up a couple of times over the last four or six weeks,” Boone stated. “It’s something we want to knock out right now. And hopefully, a couple more days we start ramping him up again.”