Left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon, 31, will finally make his New York Yankees debut.

According to Yahoo Sports, Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced on Wednesday (Aug. 3) that Rodon will start the team’s home game against the Chicago Cubs on Aug. 8. Rodon joined the Yankees last December in a six-year, $162 million deal, but has yet to make his debut. A spring training forearm injury followed by a back injury prolonged his absence. With three minor league starts under his belt, Rodon is now ready to make his Yankees debut.

Rodon went 13-5 with a 2.37 ERA for the Chicago White Sox in 2021. He struck out a whopping 12.6 batters per nine innings. Based on his performance, he was traded to the San Francisco Giants in March 2022 for two years and $44 million. Rodon went 14-8 that year in San Francisco, breaking several personal records and setting career highs. As a result, he opted out of his contract after the season and joined the Yankees for over $200 million. However, 토토사이트 순위 a pre-opening day injury kept delaying his debut.

It’s almost a miracle. The Yankees’ starting ERA ranks eighth out of 15 teams in the American League. Outside of Gerrit Cole (8-2 with a 2.79 ERA), it’s hard to find anyone with a sub-3 ERA.

Clark Schmidt (3-6, 4.37 ERA) and Luis Severino (1-3, 6.30 ERA) have both underperformed. To add insult to injury, last year’s 12-win pitcher, Nestor Cortes, has been lost to injury. Domingo Hermann recently threw the 24th perfect game in big league history, but his record is 5-5 with a 4.54 ERA. Rodon’s return will give the starting rotation some breathing room.

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