Herrera will miss two weeks with shoulder inflammation while Reeves will be sidelined for three to four weeks with an elbow sprain. Herrera is a 21-year-old right-handed starter who the Yankees acquired from the San Diego Padres in the Jose Pirela deal in 2015. Last season, Herrera started 23 games for double-A Trenton. He went 10-7 with a 3.75 ERA. In 132.0 innings, he struck out 123 batters but surrendered nearly a hit per inning.
Reeves, who was a 10th round draft pick of the Yankees in 2015, bounced between three systems in 2016. He pitched the majority of the season in high-A Tampa where he went 5-1 with a 2.27 ERA out of the bullpen. He did start 12 of the 25 games he appeared in, however, he is viewed more as a reliever than a starter. Joel Sherman of the New York Post said the Yankees believe Reeves has a chance to be a good lefty-versus-lefty-type pitcher out of the bullpen.
James Reeves out 3-4 weeks with elbow sprain. Under-radar had eye on because internally #Yankees believe chance to be good LH-on-LH reliever