Lou Trivino Provides Updated Injury Return Timeline

Yankees fans will have to wait a little longer to see their veteran reliever in action.

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The New York Yankees may be bringing back right-handed pitcher Lou Trivino for another year but fans might have to wait a little bit longer to see him in pinstripes again.

Trivino, who missed the entire last season due to a right elbow injury non-tendered by the Yankees and hit free agency in November. Earlier this week, the 32-year-old re-signed in New York for $1.5 million for the upcoming season and a club option for 2025. However, how impactful Trivino can be coming back from his injury is a big question mark.

Yankees News: Lou Trivino Still Months Away From Returning

The veteran reliever is recovering from a Tommy John surgery he underwent in May. He has resumed throwing off a mound and is feeling good, but teams typically give their pitchers between 12 and 14 months to return from Tommy John surgery. This would put Trivino's return somewhere around June or July.

This is a disappointing blow to the Yankees. Trivino was excellent for New York after being acquired at the 2022 trade deadline. He posted a 1.66 ERA and a 2.20 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 25 games in pinstripes with a solid 23.7% strikeout rate and 51.7% ground ball rate.

For his career, Trivino has posted a 3.86 ERA and a 24.5% strikeout rate, making him a great fit in the bullpen if he were to able to get healthy. He is the type of ground ball pitcher that has historically found success in the Bronx and he would be a good addition to the relief rotation.

If the Yankees are going to make a deep postseason run, they will need as much help as they can get from their bullpen.

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