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Yankees' Luis Gil to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Gil is scheduled to undergo the procedure this Tuesday with Dr. Christopher Ahmad.
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NEW YORK — Luis Gil's season is over.

Days after leaving a Triple-A start with a right elbow injury, the pitching prospect will undergo Tommy John surgery, manager Aaron Boone confirmed on Saturday morning.

After a strong first impression with the Yankees in 2021, Gil made just one appearance with the big-league club this season. Last week, the right-hander—ranked as New York's ninth-best prospect, per MLB Pipeline—pitched four innings against the White Sox, striking out five while allowing four runs.

Factoring in last season, Gil has posted a 3.78 ERA over his first seven MLB starts. He had a 7.89 ERA over six appearances with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to this point in 2022.

No team wants to lose a top pitching prospect to an injury, especially not for an extended period of time. For the Yankees, they have the pitching depth to soften the blow.

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Gil didn't factor into New York's big-league equation to start the season, even when healthy, because the Yankees' staff is already loaded with talented arms. That's a big reason why young hurlers like Michael King and Clarke Schmidt have been in the bullpen, rather than the rotation, in pinstripes.

Meanwhile, the RailRiders in Triple-A have plenty of pitchers to keep their rotation humming as well. Four different top 30 prospects within the organization are in the starting staff in Triple-A: Ken Waldichuk (No. 6), Hayden Wesneski (No. 7), JP Sears (No. 23) and Deivi García (No. 28).


Gil posted a message to social media late Friday night about his injury:

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