MINNEAPOLIS — Lou Trivino’s progress halted from spring training in the UCL dynasty — with a doctor’s appointment on the click.
The veteran pitcher, who has been rehabilitating an elbow ligament injury in Tampa, is scheduled to meet with Yankees team physician Chris Ahmed Wednesday in New York, after not recovering well from a recent live hitting practice session.
“Nothing in life felt like it, but the next few days weren’t what they should have felt,” manager Aaron Boone said Monday before the Yankees faced the Twins.
The Yankees were slowly building Trevino back after being initially shut out after one appearance in the Grapefruit League. It was the first arm-related hit list of Trevino’s career.
Any kind of setback with UCL could be unsettling, although Bunn said he did not want to move on until Trivino – in the team’s control until 2024 – meets Ahmed.
“I mean, it’s not nice that he had to stop working from where he was in a good place and feeling good,” Boone said. “So we’ll see.”
Joey Gallo was on the injured list last week when the Twins visited the Bronx, but the former Yankees outfielder returned to the lineup Monday batting . 235 with a 1.056 OPS and five home runs over his first 12 games of the season.
“Obviously some well-documented fights with us, but we never lost sight of how good a player he was and what he could be,” said Boone. “I don’t think it’s necessarily surprising to us that he’s had some success here.”
The Twins signed Gallo to a one-year, $11 million contract during the offseason, hoping that he could put together a rebounding season after a rough stint in clipped lines — when he hit . 159 with a 0.660 OPS in 140 games across parts of two seasons.
“I think it was very difficult for him,” Boone said. “He was definitely wearing it. It was the real deal. But I respect the way he handles it. He never ran away from it, and he never wanted to get out of the lineup. As best he could, he faced it and owned it. I know what the tough times he probably went through in his life and the challenges he faced, but he was respected in the way he always kept fighting and competing.”
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Harrison Bader (italic strain) will have his rehab assignment moved to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, though Boone said Monday that the player will still need about 10 more game days before he’s ready to be out of action. IL. That could put his potential playing return during the Yankees’ series against the Rays on May 5-7.
Luis Severino (strained latitude) threw two simulated innings of live hitting practice Monday in Tampa and will do it again Friday, after which he may be ready to start his rehab assignment. … Tommy Canley (biceps tendinitis) can throw his first bullpen session by the end of this wild seven-game trip. … Jonathan Losega (sore elbow) continued his throwing program on Monday and could get rid of the mound by the end of this week.
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