Yankees righty Green may need elbow surgery

by Daryn Albert - The Yankees have placed Chad Green on the injured list with a strained right elbow, and the reliever could be headed for surgery.

Yankees righty Green may need elbow surgery

New York Yankees reliever Chad Green placed on IL, getting opinions on elbow injury 12:31 PM ET Associated Press NEW YORK -- The Yankees placed Chad Green on the injured list with a strained right elbow Saturday, and the stalwart reliever could be headed for surgery. Before the Yankees opened a series with the Chicago White Sox , manager Aaron Boone said Green was getting other opinions before making a final decision. Green was injured during Thursday's loss in Baltimore , and before Friday's rainout, Boone said the strain is a significant one. This season, Green is 1-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 14 appearances. Since becoming one of New York's high-leverage relievers in 2017, he has a 2.96 ERA in 260 appearances. Last season, Green was 10-7 with a 3.12 ERA in 67 appearances, striking out 99 hitters in 83⅔ innings. "He's on that very short list of outstanding relievers in our sport," Boone said. "He's been so consistent, such a rock for us. He's just a consistent pitcher, a person. Just so reliable and an important part of our team, that room. So it's definitely tough." To replace Green, Ron Marinaccio was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes Barre for his third stint with the Yankees. In two prior times with the team, he had an 11.25 ERA in four appearances.