Betances faced live batters for the first time since partially tearing his Achilles in September, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
Betances reported no setbacks after the work, saying, "It's always good to get the first one out of the way." He entered camp still limited by his injury, and it's unclear whether he has cleared the hurdles necessary to fully participate in team workouts. Still, this was a step forward for Betances, who expects to be ready to take the mound by Opening Day.
Betances (Achilles) isn't yet fully participating in team workouts, Tim Britton of The Athletic reports.
Betances recorded just two outs last season, missing the majority of the year with a bone spur in his shoulder and getting shut down after his first appearance in mid-September with a torn Achilles tendon. The reliever said upon his arrival to camp that he expected to be ready to go by Opening Day, but for now, he still has some work to do with the Mets' training staff.
Betances (Achilles) said Tuesday that he'd be ready for Opening Day, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports.
A lat injury and an Achilles injury combined to limit Betances to a single big-league appearance last season. A player's optimism about his own health should never be taken as gospel, but it's still good to hear. Whether or not he'll actually be ready for the start of the season should become clear after he begins throwing in spring training games.
Betances (Achilles) agreed to a one-year, $10.5 million contract with the Mets on Tuesday, Andy Martino of SNY.tv reports.
The right-hander suffered an Achilles injury in the middle of September after dealing with a lat injury earlier in the season, but he is expected to fill a key setup role for the Mets and could slide into the closer role if Edwin Diaz's struggles persist. Betances is expected to be ready for spring training.
Betances (Achilles) got a second opinion and will not require surgery, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
He will be in a walking boot for a month and will then be reevaluated. The expectation is that he will be ready for spring training, but he is also a free agent after this season, which complicates things a little, as he could probably get a better contract if he is able to throw for teams once fully healthy and looks like his old self.
Betances (Achilles) was placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday.
The move is purely procedural, as Betances had already been ruled out for the season with a torn left Achilles. Shoulder, lat, and Achilles issues held him to just two-thirds of an inning all season, his final one before free agency. The transaction clears a spot on the 40-man roster for the Yankees to activate Giancarlo Stanton (knee) from the 60-day injured list.
Betances has a partial tear of his left Achilles' tendon, Mike Mazzeo of Yahoo Sports reports.
He apparently landed awkwardly on the mound in his appearance Sunday and went through testing Tuesday. Surgery is not being recommended at this time but he is going for a second opinion, so surgery is not off the table either. Regardless, it's safe to say Betances' season is over. He had only just returned from a shoulder injury that wiped out almost his whole season. He is a free agent this offseason, so this injury couldn't have come at a worse time.
Betances struck out both batters he faced in Sunday's tilt with the Blue Jays.
Betances, making his season debut after a lengthy recovery from shoulder and lat injuries, came on in the fourth inning and made quick work of Toronto, needing a mere eight pitches to strike out Reese McGuire and Brandon Drury. The 31-year-old figures to be eased back into action as he hurled only three rehab innings prior to joining the Yankees. Betances' primary focus is reestablishing his velocity; his fastball topped out at 95 mph Sunday, a significant downturn from the triple-digits he was hitting last season.
Betances (lat) was activated off the 60-day injured list Sunday.
Betances is finally ready for his season debut after battling shoulder and lat issues since mid-March. He recorded a 4:2 K:BB while allowing one earned run in three rehab innings. He dominated hitters to the tune of a 2.70 ERA and a 42.3 percent strikeout rate last season, though he may not be at his full effectiveness right away following such a long absence.
Betances (lat) will be activated prior to Sunday's game in Toronto, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
He completed his final rehab appearance Friday and is flying to Toronto to join the team for the final game of this weekend's series. Betances gave up one run while striking out four and walking two in three innings during his rehab assignment. He should assume a high-leverage role fairly quickly in preparation for the postseason.
Betances (lat) will pitch Friday for Double-A Trenton, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
This is expected to be his final rehab appearance before coming off the injured list. He has logged two scoreless innings while striking out three and walking two during his rehab assignment.
Betances (lat) is aiming for one more rehab outing with Double-A Trenton, Greg Johnson of The Trentonian reports.
Betances fired one scoreless inning for Trenton in the opening game of the Eastern League Championship Series on Tuesday, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out a pair. He threw 20 pitches, 11 of which were strikes, and his fastball sat in the 92-93 mph range. Although Betances has looked good in both of his rehab outings thus far, he has yet to approach the velocity on his fastball that he demonstrated with the Yankees last season, hence his desire to get into another game in the minors before returning to the big club. Despite not yet pitching in the majors this season, the 31-year-old could still play a key role in New York's bullpen by the end of the playoffs.
Betances (lat) is scheduled to make his next rehab appearance Tuesday for Double-A Trenton, Kyle Franko of The Trentonian reports.
Betances looked good in his first rehab outing with Trenton on Friday, when he tossed a scoreless inning and struck out a batter. The right-hander could make another rehab appearance or two for Trenton after Tuesday as the Yankees look to assess whether he's fit to join the big-league bullpen. Since he's been on the shelf all season, Betances may not be thrust into a high-leverage role right away if he is eventually reinstated to the Yankees' roster.
Betances (lat) expects to remain with Double-A Trenton to continue his rehab, Matt Kardos of MLB.com reports.
Betances made his initial rehab appearance with Trenton on Friday, tossing 19 pitches while picking up one strikeout and allowing a walk and a hit batsman in one scoreless inning. Trenton advanced to the Eastern League Championship series with the win, allowing Betances additional opportunities to pitch in meaningful minor-league games before a potential mid-September return to the Yankees.
Betances (lat) will be limited to 15-20 pitches in his rehab outing with Double-A Trenton on Friday, Greg Johnson of The Trentonian reports.
Betances is making his first rehab appearance after dealing with shoulder and lat issues all season, so he will be eased into action with a one-inning outing Friday. The Yankees are hoping Betances will be ready to rejoin the big club by mid-September.
Betances (lat) will begin a rehab assignment for Double-A Trenton on Friday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
The appearance will be Betances' first, as he's been dealing with shoulder and lat issues since spring training. He won't have much time to make a significant fantasy impact this season, especially in a non-closing relief role, but he appears to be on track to make at least a few appearances before the end of the regular season.
Betances (lat) threw live batting practice Tuesday and could go on a rehab assignment Friday, Pete Caldera of The Bergen Record reports.
Betances reported feeling good about his repertoire in the on-field session in which he pitched to Giancarlo Stanton, Clint Frazier and Tyler Wade. Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre won a tiebreaker game Tuesday to advance to the playoffs, so Betances could make an appearance with them as early as Friday. The Yankees are hopeful that the 31-year-old can make it back to the big club in mid-September.
Betances (lat) threw to hitters Saturday and is scheduled to do so again Tuesday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Betances threw 22 pitches -- including breaking pitches -- during Saturday's session in Tampa and reported feeling well. Due to Hurricane Dorian, he'll head to Yankee Stadium for his next session Tuesday. If Betances continues to progress in his rehab, he could return to the big club in mid-September.
Betances (lat) is scheduled to throw to hitters Saturday in Tampa and Monday in New York, Randy Miller of NJ.com reports.
Betances has thrown two sessions to live hitters in the last week and will throw two more before a determination is made regarding the next step in his rehab process. If all goes well, he could rejoin the Yankees by the second week of September.
Betances (lat) completed a live batting practice session with no issues Wednesday, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Everything went well in what was Betances' second session against live hitters in the past week. The right-hander will throw another live BP session Saturday, and he could be cleared to head out on a rehab assignment shortly thereafter if everything goes off without a hitch. The hope is that Betances will be ready to rejoin the big-league bullpen in mid-September.
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