NEW YORK — The Yankees placed reliever Chad Green on the disabled list with a strained right elbow on Saturday, and the pitcher may have to undergo surgery.
Before the Yankees opened a series with the Chicago White Sox, manager Aaron Boone said Green would seek other opinions before making a final decision.
Green was hurt during Thursday’s loss at Baltimore, and before Friday’s rainout, Boone said the injury is significant.
This season, Green is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 14 appearances. Since he became one of New York’s most influential relievers in 2017, he has a 2.96 ERA in 260 appearances. Last season, Green went 10-7 with a 3.12 ERA in 67 appearances, striking out 99 batters in 83 2/3 innings.
“He’s on that very short list of outstanding relievers in our game,” Boone said. “He’s been so consistent, a huge rock for us. He’s just a consistent shooter, a person. So reliable and such a big part of our team, that room. So it’s definitely tough.”
To replace Green, Ron Marinaccio was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre for his third season with the Yankees. On two previous occasions with the team, he had an 11.25 ERA in four appearances.