"Setback" seems to be the word of the year to associate with Yankee injuries and related comeback attempts, and David Aardsma is the latest victim of the word after feeling pain in his right elbow after his most recent outing this week.
Erik Boland of Newsday has the details, but the long and short of it is that Aardsma is going to be shut down for at least a few weeks and then start to throw again. The team says they still plan to have Aardsma back this season, but any kind of return in July is out the window now, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't greatly concerned about the prospects of him making it back this year.
The Yankees could really use Aardsma considering the recent struggles of Cory Wade in the bullpen, but it would be unwise to rush Aardsma back after this setback. Can't take chances with an elbow that's coming back from TJS.
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