Normally a face-to-face with Dr. James Andrews spells doom for your elbow. Boone Logan got to be the exception to that rule in the case of his current injury. Via Mark Feinsand, the official Andrews diagnosis is a bone spur in the back of his left elbow. It will eventually require surgery, which Logan will have in the offseason, but he was cleared to return to game action and threw a long toss session today.
Obviously this is great news for Logan and the Yankees. There are no ligament problems with his elbow and his offseason surgery shouldn't hinder his FA market value too badly, and the Yankees get another important piece of their bullpen puzzle back as they gear up for one last charge. Expect to see Logan get another few days to throw and then rejoin the 'pen later this week.
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