More trouble for the Yankees: One of their top relievers will miss the 2022 season

Zack Britton pitches for the New York Yankees against the Tampa Bay Rays in the 2020 MLB season.

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A new problem was added to the list of the New York Yankees, when their general manager Brian Cashman reported on Friday the high possibility that the team will lose left-handed reliever Zack Britton. for the entire 2022 MLB season.

Britton, who came to the Yankees in 2018 from the Baltimore Orioles, had to have surgery last SeptemberHowever, despite the fact that the doctors had indicated that it was a minor procedure, everything was complicated in the middle of the surgical intervention.

What started as a minor operation to remove bone fragments from the affected area, but It ended up becoming a major surgery due to the damage that was found.

This has delayed Britton’s recovery considerably, prompting the Yankees to discard them for the next season. Nevertheless some people around the Bombers have been optimistic and hope that the southpaw can appear late next year or in a hypothetical postseason.

Zack Britton numbers in MLB

At 33, Zack Britton holds a lifetime MLB record of 35 wins and 26 losses, in addition to having 156 saves and a 3.12 ERA, with 531 strikeouts in 640.1 innings pitched.

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