The regular season for Nathan Eovaldi has come to an end, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. The Yankees righty will miss the next four weeks with right elbow inflammation. He has already received a platelet-rich plasma injection for to treat the injury.
Eovaldi won't throw for two weeks following the injection. As the Yankees try to chase down the Blue Jays for the AL East title, questions about Eovaldi's post season availability have popped up.
"Until he goes through a successful rehab, you can't automatically assume anything," Cashman said. "The most important thing right now is having him be healthy. He's no good to us not healthy. He has been a nice asset for us. We've just got to give it a time out now and make sure that we put him in a position to be that asset again. Hopefully it will be this year.
He has been a key cog for this Yankees rotation this season. He hasn't been pitching like an ace, pitching to a 4.20 ERA this season with a 7.1 K/9 and a 2.9 BB/9. But he has had a solid second half with a 3.67 ERA and upped his second half K/9 rate from 6.5 to 8.0.
In the meantime, the Yankees will have to make due with what they have. Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda and Luis Severino are three starters that the Yankees can rely on for this final stretch of the season. They will also have to use Ivan Nova and CC Sabathia, two guys that have struggled this season.