According to multiple reports, the Yankee pitching prospect will be shut down for the next three to four weeks with a strained tendon in his elbow. The injury is akin to tennis elbow, according to skipper Aaron Boone.
On the bright side, nothing appears to be wrong (yet) with Schmidt’s UCL. Back in 2017, Schmidt underwent Tommy John surgery following his junior year at the University of South Carolina.
While Schmidt was expected to battle for the fifth starting rotation spot, he was likely headed to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to start the season.