The regular season of baseball is in less than two weeks. When it starts, do not expect that New York Yankees to be at full strength.
The Yankees entered the spring knowing that they would be nonstop Didi Gregorius. Since then, they have seen Luis Severino go down with the pain of the rotator cuff; lefty veteran CC Sabathia requires angioplasty and surgery on the right knee; and outfielder Aaron Hicks develop old numbers. Friday, Brian Cashman conceded Severino and Sabathia would start the season on the list of injured and Hicks could very well join them. Severino's injury seems to be the most serious, and the right-hander will miss the whole month of April:
Sabathia could however start the season with a training of 25 players to serve a five-game suspension that he suffered at the end of 2018:
The Yankees have some interesting options to incorporate in their rotation and their outfield. German Domingo and Jonathan Loaisiga intrigue young arms, although Luis Cessa is short of options and risks breaking the line-up of 25 people. In theory, the Yankees could also turn to a starter at the free agent such as Dallas Keuchel or Gio Gonzalez.
Cashman and his company have time to understand. For the moment, however, it seems that the Yankees will not be nearly complete until May at the earliest.
Remember that you can follow the whole season with our new wounded list tracker.