Well, this sucks! In the start after throwing a no-hitter, the Yankees’ second-best pitcher so far exited tonight’s game after just the 3rd inning of work. That was obviously not a great sign. This is an even worse sign:
I don’t want to jump to conclusions here, but I think we can all agree: UGH. Of course, this is the same shoulder that caused Kluber to miss the entirety of the 2020 season last year. It is not a great sign to see him have shoulder tightness now, though it could just be super cautious from the Yankees. That also wouldn’t surprise me.
Let’s not try to get too pre-mad or sad…but I’m not feeling great. If nothing else, Kluber will have to miss at least a little bit of time. That will hurt the Yanks, as he was looking like a real difference maker. Let’s just cross our fingers and hope it’s not too bad. More to come as we learn more.