NEW YORK — 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 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 the series opener against Cleveland.
New York put captain Aaron Judge on the 10-day IL with a strained right hip.
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 set to throw 45-50 pitches 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-three 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.
PITTSBURGH — The New York Mets will have to dig out of an early-season hole without star first baseman Pete Alonso.
The leading home run hitter in the majors will miss three-to-four weeks with a bone bruise and a sprain in his left wrist.
The Mets placed Alonso on the 10-day injured list Friday, retroactive to June 8. Alonso was hit in the wrist by a 96 mph fastball from Charlie Morton in the first inning of a 7-5 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday.
Alonso traveled to New York for testing on Thursday. X-rays revealed no broken bones, but the Mets will be missing one of the premier power hitters in the game as they try to work their way back into contention in the NL East.
“We got better news than it could have been,” New York manager Buck Showalter said. “So we take that as a positive. It could have been worse.”
New York had lost six straight heading into a three-game series at Pittsburgh that began Friday. Mark Canha started at first for the Mets in the opener. Mark Vientos could also be an option, though Showalter said the coaching staff may have to use its “imagination” in thinking of ways to get by without Alonso.
“I’m not going to say someone has to step up and all that stuff,” Showalter said. “You’ve just got to be who you are.”
Even with Alonso in the lineup, the Mets have struggled to score consistently. New York is 16th in the majors in runs scored.
The team also said Friday that reliever Edwin Uceta had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. Uceta initially went on the IL in April with what the team called a sprained left ankle. He is expected to be out for at least an additional eight weeks.
New York recalled infielder Luis Guillorme and left-handed reliever Zach Muckenhirn from Triple-A Syracuse. The Mets sent catcher Tomás Nido to Triple-A and designated reliever Stephen Nogosek for assignment.
Nogosek is 0-1 with a 5.63 ERA in 13 games this season.