Yankees pitcher Chad Green to have MRI after exiting with elbow pain

ByAndrew Marchand ESPN logo
Saturday, September 3, 2016

BALTIMORE -- New York Yankees starter Chad Green left Friday night's start in the second inning with right elbow pain, the team announced.

He will undergo an MRI on Saturday to figure out the severity of the injury.

"It is worrisome," Yankees manager Joe Girardi said after New York's 8-0 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

Green, 25, was recently placed in the Yankees' starting rotation for the remainder of the season, but that is now in question. Bryan Mitchell, who has been out the entire season after fracturing his left foot in spring training, is a possibility. He threw 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball for Triple-A Scranton.

The Yankees just called up Luis Severino, but they had recently worked him as a reliever in the minors.

On Friday, the Orioles roughed up Green for four earned runs, including a long two-run homer from Pedro Alvarez, in Green's 1 2/3 innings. He said he felt pain in the right elbow and thought it would be smart to say something.

"Hopefully, it is nothing too serious," Green said.

Green entered the game at 2-3 with a 4.09 ERA. After the brief outing, his ERA shot up to 4.73.

The Yankees acquired Green, along with Luis Cessa, last winter in a trade with the Detroit Tigers for reliever Justin Wilson. Cessa is also currently in the Yankees' rotation.

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