Yankees Notebook: Pitching prospect Luis Gil to have Tommy John...

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Pitching prospect Luis Gil is headed for Tommy John surgery, Yankees manager Aaron Boone confirmed Saturday. The right-hander left his start with Triple-A Scranton on Wednesday night with what Boone said was a significant elbow injury.

Boone said he believes Dr. Christopher Ahmad, the Yankees’ team doctor, will perform the procedure on Tuesday.

Gil made a spot start for the big league club in Chicago last week allowing four earned runs on five hits over four innings. He walked two and struck out six.

He made a big splash when he came up to the big leagues last season. He did not give up a run through his first three starts. He ended up making six emergency starts for the Yankees as they dealt with injuries. The 23-year-old finished with a 3.07 ERA. He struck out 38 over 29.1 innings pitched, but also walked 19.


With the rainout on Friday night, the Yankees rotation will once again need a spot starter. Jameson Taillon and Luis Severino will stay on schedule and pitch in the doubleheader on Sunday. It is likely the Yankees will use JP Sears on Wednesday against the Orioles instead of waiting until their big...

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