New York Yankees will activate pitcher Zack Britton, one year after Tommy John surgery

NEW YORK — Zack Britton will be activated at the New York Yankees One year and two months after Tommy John surgery, the left-hander underwent Tommy John surgery on Thursday.

The 34-year-old reliever made eight minor league injury rehabilitation appearances from Aug. 24 through Tuesday, allowing one run and eight hits in 6⅔ innings for Class A Tampa, Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He struck out seven, and walked 2.

New York indicated that it will have additional roster moves against Boston before the opening of a four-game series.

Britton, who was a two-time All-Star, was operated on in by Los Angeles Dodgers On Sept. 8, 2013, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, team physician, was inducted into the Team Physician category. Britton had his left elbow's UCL reconstructed, and also had a bone implant removed.

Britton has saved 154 games in 11 major league seasons. After the World Series, Britton will be eligible for free agency

During the 2020 pandemic, he had eight saves as well as a 1.89 ERA. His season debut didn't come until June 12, after he had arthroscopic surgery for a bone chip in the left elbow. He spent time on the injured roster with a hamstring strain.

Britton was 0-1 and had a 5.89 ERA with just one save in 22 games. After pitching for the Yankees last August against Minnesota, he felt pain three day later. Then, he pitched against the Twins.

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