NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Chasen Shreve #45 of the New York Yankees reacts after giving up a two run home run to Juan Uribe #2 of the New York Mets as Wilmer Flores #4 rounds the bases in the seventh inning during their game at Citi Field on September 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Two days after Ivan Nova got struck by a line drive in batting practice, so too does Chasen Shreve. The Yankees said that the left-hander is okay after taking a ball off the back from newly acquired Aaron Hicks during live batting practice on Monday.
Chasen Shreve was hit in the back by a line drive today. They ended his session but Joe Girardi said it’s not anything serious.
His bullpen session was ended after the incident but Joe Girardi does not think it is anything serious. Shreve did, however, received treatment afterwards.
The 25-year-old posted a 6-2 record with a 3.09 earned run average in 2015. Prior to September, Shreve was lights out, posting a 1.89 ERA in 41 appearances. He struggled mightily in September, giving up nine earned runs in six innings.
Shreve will be an important member of the bullpen this season with the losses of Adam Warren and Justin Wilson. Staying healthy will be the biggest concern for the Yankees this season and so far, their own players are causing the most damage.