Injuries

Two Yankees pitching prospects injured

According to Bryan Hoch of yankees.com, pitchers Ronald Herrera and James Reeves will be sidelined for the coming weeks due to injuries sustained during spring training workouts.

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. 

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