Yankees right-hander Dellin Betances will open the 2019 season on the injured list due to a collision and inflammation in the right shoulder, General Manager Brian Cashman told reporters Tuesday Twitter Connects to the Jack Curry of the YES Network.]
There is no set timetable for Betances to be re-listed in the big league bullpen. Up to this point in spring training, the fastball right-handed player sat in the upper 80's and low 90's ̵
And fortunately for the Yankees, there is an area where they can withstand an injury the Greater Capacity Even if Betances was incapacitated at the start of the season, the Yankees are still Aroldis Chapman Zack Britton Adam Ottavino Chad Green and Jonathan Holder at the end of a deep and talented bullpen.
For Betances, the timing of the problem is highly undesirable. The 30-year-old enters his final season of club control and will be hired as a free agent after the 2019 season. He earns $ 7,125MM this season and has been one of the game's most dominant bullpen weapons for the past half-decade. He compiled a 2.22 ERA with 14.6 K / 9, 3.9 BB / 9 and only 0.6 HR / 9 over 373 1/3 in regular season innings.