Yankees right-hander Lou Trivino will undergo Tommy John surgery tomorrow, per Jack Curry of the YES Network.
It’s an unfortunate blow to Trivino, 31, who will now be out of action for the remainder of this season and at least the first half of next year as well. Given the typical 14 to 18 month recovery timeline for TJS, he likely won’t pitch in the majors again until the second half of the 2024 campaign.
He has already spent the entirety of this season on the injured list, having been shut down due to elbow issues in March. The club recently transferred him to the 60-day injured list as he was going to get a second opinion on the elbow, which seemed to suggest a notable absence was upcoming and has now indeed come to fruition.
Trivino was drafted by the Athletics and had much success with them. From 2018 to 2021, he tossed 231 innings with a 3.70 ERA. His 10.9% walk rate was certainly on the high side but he struck out 23.9% of batters faced and got grounders at a 46.1% clip. He also earned some high leverage work in that time, racking up 26 saves and 48 holds.
2022 was a strange year for the righty, however, as he was sitting on a 6.47 ERA through the end of July but that was largely a mirage. His strikeout rate was up to 28.7%, his walks were down to 8.9% and his ground ball rate was up to 53.2%. The inflated ERA was undoubtedly influenced by a sky-high .451 batting average on balls in play and 67.3% strand rate, leading to a 3.83 FIP and 2.89 SIERA.
The Yankees believed enough in the track record and the peripherals that they acquired Trivino alongside Frankie Montas at the deadline last year in an attempt to bolster both their rotation and bullpen in one move, both for the stretch last year and going forward since neither player was a rental. Trivino pitched well last year, a 1.66 ERA after the deal, but will now be missing 2023 entirely. Montas battled shoulder issues last year and struggled when on the hill, then required surgery in the offseason that’s prevented him from appearing at all so far this year.
That’s obviously a frustrating development for the Yanks, who sent four prospects to Oakland in the deal and have reaped very little from it so far. Montas could still return this year but is a free agent at season’s end. Trivino could still be retained via arbitration in 2024 but is making $4.1MM this year and seems like a non-tender candidate since he’ll be missing at least half of the upcoming campaign.
Yankee’s season going swimmingly so far.
It’s 2016 again. The Yankees should be sellers.
And replace Boone ASAP
Because of course he is.
Hey at least he’ll be a 60-day IL mainstay for a while. I’m willing to try Gary Sanchez in LF at this point?
It’s not like they could be worse. Bring back the Kraken.
It is worse. They had more chips back in 2016 sans the number of terrible contracts. The only chip the Yankees have this year is Rizzo. The last thing the team needs is to trade their young.
HEY Joe, Seattle Kraken playing the Dallas Stars in Round 2 of NHL playoffs tonight. Go Kraken!
Bader, IKF & Peralta are impending free agents and can be traded too if they decide to become sellers. Donaldson and Montas are also impending free agents who can be sold at the deadline if they come back from their injuries by then (and Yankees eat salary)…. it’s a long way off, you don’t sell until AFTER the school year ends so you can still sell tickets to families as they plan their summer vacations… and they are still in the wild card race with 3 wild card teams now…. by then, maybe they stay in the race and can become buyers instead of sellers and trade their young for a closer, another starter if Rodon is still out and/or a left fielder as other teams become sellers. (yes, wishful thinking)
they’ll also have the yearly “trade Gleyber” rumors at the deadline too, although he still has one more season of team control
Severino as well
That will put the team back on top.
Trivino was a big arm in the Yankees bullpen last year and now likely won’t factor into anything since ’25
Since ’25? Have I been napping on the couch that long??
Meant to say “til ’25” lol…
The MMJ is good down your way. LOL
Here today, ganja tomorrow…
Get healthy Lou. It worked a little with the A’s specially the first two years. Trivino was lights out…. But it has not worked so much for the bombers thus far…
Sucks to be a Yankee reliever lately.
The bad news just doesn’t seem to stop.
I feel terrible for Trivino.
All three of the Yankees 2022 deadline major league pitching acquisitions have needed surgery: Effross (TJ), Montas (shoulder), and now Trivino.
Every trade acquisition has been hurt. Add Bader and Benintendi to the list. And add off-season signings Rodon and Kahnle. Judge was a resigning, but he’s also hurt.
How many more failures will it take Trashman to be fired? Hal will keep him until he’s room temperature and some….the Yankees are the A’s east…or another Dog and Pony Show……
More great moves by Cashman. He jumps keeps rolling on. I wonder who the next injured player he will trade for or acquire is.
The good news is for the next 5 years the Yankees will have at least 1 reliever coming off TJ surgery. Fresh new, Bionic arms.
But then they’ll trade them to St Louis, for injured outfielders.
Post Rodon next
And I worry.
Playing for the Yankees is a curse these days
Actually playing for the Yankees is the exception these days.
Dumpster Divin Theo
Yankees season has gone into the rough. Time for an Arnold Palmer while I genuflect on the clubs next moves
It’s almost a daily occurrence with pitchers needing TJ, I love MLB, but I do miss the old days of guys like Bob Gibson, Tom Seaver, and Nolan Ryan to name a few that come to mind, each battling nine innings against each other. I hope Lou gets back on the hill asap.
Learn to pitch with both arms, you use one while you rehab the other.
The team that Brian Cashman constructed hahaha. That guy sucks.
That trade with Oakland just keep getting better and better for both teams. Waldichuck, Sears, and Medina are struggling so bad that the Yankees are better off with two guys on the IL. Like always, time will tell if there is an actual winner of the trade.
yankee fans can complain about the trade but Oakland got a bunch of AAA arms that probably will never be more than 5th starters in the MLB.
Another massively oversized Yankee drops. Sigh. It’s just an endless parade of weebles wobbling and then falling down. Can baseball wake up in time to recognize the obvious problem? Being bigger is not a good idea. It’s not necessary for playing baseball. When will they learn?
Will the Yankees have enough pitchers by the ASB to field a team? /S
I know many think this is a Cashman problem, but the truth is, injuries seem to be up all over MLB. Marquez of Colorado now needs TJS.
So many Players throughout Baseball are hitting the IL just a month into the Season. I don’t know what is going on but something has changed with today’s Players.
Way too many injuries some of which we didn’t use to see like the Lat Strain or Oblique. Maybe they’ve always happened. but it seems like the numbers are growing every year.
It’s part of his job description to evaluate a player’s health before trading. This isn’t a freak injury out of nowhere. This isn’t accidental. Poor scouting, player development, intuition, and medical screening are the norm of the new York Yankees under Cashman.
It’s absurd that this tool was given an extension. It only proves that Hal himself is an even bigger idiot than Cashman. Nothing gets solved until both of these turds are gone.
@BLIN there is some speculation that the pitch clock may have something to do with rise in injuries. Pitchers are throwing harder than ever and they have to do it faster, with less time between pitches and less time in the dugout to rest between innings. It’s early yet to say for sure , but we will see.
There could be an aerobic component to it. But then pitchers should practice throwing with the pitch clock so they can adjust their fitness.
Too many pitchers throwing too fast, that’s the problem.
Notice how long it took the Yankees to determine he needs TJS. How long has it been since they took Rodon offline.
“a 6.47 ERA through the end of July but that was largely a mirage.”
“Say… what’s that lake called?”
Another win for Oakland over the Yankees
curse of the bam-beane-o
You should toot your horn over that one.
No. Your horn.
Who looks at these guys medicals Dr. Vinny Boombatz?!