New York Yankees Carlos Rodon, 31, will make his first start since being traded in three months.
“I’ve always enjoyed pitching at Yankee Stadium,” said Rodon, who was officially inducted last December, according to MLB.com. ‘It’s been a longer wait than I thought it would be, but I’m excited to put on the pinstripes and take the mound at Yankee Stadium,’ Rodon said of his return.”바카라사이트
The left-hander, who is 56-46 with a 3.60 ERA in 152 career major league games (847⅓ innings), went 14-8 with a 2.88 ERA in 31 games (178 innings) last season and signed a six-year, $162 million contract with the Yankees after the season.
Expected to be the ace of the Yankees’ starting rotation alongside Gerrit Cole, Rodon suffered left elbow and back injuries before the season began, landing on the 60-day disabled list. After not pitching in a game until nearly the end of the first half, Rodon will finally make his Yankees debut on Aug. 8 against the Cubs.
“I think Rodon is ready,” said head coach Aaron Boone. I know he wanted to play when he got to a certain level. He wants to play and help the team. He’s responsible and I like that. But the most important thing is that he’s physically at the point where he can pitch like Carlos Rodon,” he said of Rodon’s performance.
After feeling elbow discomfort in a minor league rehab start in March, Rodon showed he’s healthy in his last two starts at High Single-A, throwing 3⅔ innings of one-hit ball with two walks and eight strikeouts. According to MLB.com, “Rodon threw 58 pitches, using a fastball and slider. He walked two and struck out eight in his rehab start,” said MLB.com.