Yanks' Loáisiga to have elbow surgery, out until August

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NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees right-hander Jonathan Loáisiga will have arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone spur from his pitching elbow and likely will be sidelined until August.

New York manager Aaron Boone said head team physician Dr. Christopher Ahmad will operate Tuesday and Loáisiga will not be able to throw for three to six weeks. Loáisiga, 28, had been out since April 5 with right elbow inflammation.

“After a few days of throwing, it wasn't bothering him throwing, and then he came in one day and had the swelling, which they think is related to that spur. So they got to get it out of there,” Boone said before Monday's series opener against Cleveland.

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Center fielder Harrison Bader could be activated during the series against the Guardians. He has hasn’t played for the Yankees since a spring training game on March 8 because of a strained left oblique. Bader has played in seven minor league rehabilitation games, hitting .105 (2 for 19).

Right-hander Luis Severino, who hasn't pitched since March 21 because of a right lat strain, is to throw 45-50 pitches Wednesday for Class A Tampa in his first minor league rehab appearance. Boone said the 29-year-old could be back with the Yankees in two to threw weeks. He likely will get two or three more minor league starts, at Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Right-hander Lou Trivino, sidelined by a strained right elbow, went to California to be examined by Dodgers head team physician Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Josh Donaldson, who strained his right hamstring on on April 5, took ground balls hit directly at him at third but is not yet being required to make lateral movements.


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