Yankees LHP Jacob Lindgren (bone spur) out up to 12 weeks

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Yankees LHP Jacob Lindgren (bone spur) out up to 12 weeks
Sunday June 21st, 2015

New York Yankees lefthander Jacob Lindgren will miss up to 12 weeks after having surgery remove a bone spur in his pitching elbow, the team announced on Sunday.

Lindgren, 22, was the Yankees’ top pick in the 2014 draft as a second-round selection. Over seven relief appearances this season, he allowed four runs on five hits with three home runs allowed, eight strikeouts and four walks. Lindgren was sent to Triple A Scranton/Wilkes Barre on June 13 and later placed on the disabled list.

A former Mississippi State star, Lindgren made 15 Triple A appearances this season before his call-up on May 25. He went 1–1 with a 1.23 ERA over 22 innings.

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Over his two years in the minors, Lindgren posted a 3.35 strikeout/walk ratio, enforcing his nickname “The Strikeout Factory.”

Yankees head team doctor, Dr. Christopher Ahmad, will perform Lindgren’s surgery at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. The maximum 12 weeks timeline includes rehab and recovery time.

Also on Sunday, the Yankees announced righthander Sergio Santos would undergo Tommy John surgery. In his place, the Yankees called up 26-year-old righthander Danny Burawa.

New York’s bullpen ranks 10th in baseball with a 3.24 ERA.

Mike Fiammetta

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