New York Yankees lefthander Jacob Lindgren will miss up to 12 weeks after having surgery remove a bone spur in his pitching elbow.
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.
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.
New York’s bullpen ranks 10th in baseball with a 3.24 ERA.
- Mike Fiammetta