Monday, May 20, 2024

Kyle Bradish Returns from Injury to Pitch Against Yankees in Series Finale

After a prolonged absence due to injury, Kyle Bradish is set to make his 2024 debut for the Orioles, starting in the series finale against the Yankees at Camden Yards. Bradish’s return follows his reinstatement from the 15-day injured list this morning, marking a significant moment for the pitcher and the team.

Having battled a sprained ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow since January, Bradish underwent treatment and rehabilitation to reclaim his spot in the rotation. Despite initial projections suggesting a longer recovery period, Bradish’s swift progress allowed him to return after just one start with Double-A Bowie and two appearances with Triple-A Norfolk, prompting the Orioles’ decision to activate him.

Yohan Ramírez, who had a mixed performance with a 6.00 ERA and 0.833 WHIP in five outings, was designated for assignment to accommodate Bradish’s return, reducing the 40-man roster to 39 players.

Bradish’s history against the Yankees adds intrigue to his comeback, with the pitcher boasting a 3.54 ERA and 1.672 WHIP in four career starts against them. However, he faces challenges, including Gleyber Torres, who holds a formidable record of 4-for-7 with two walks against him.

Meanwhile, the Orioles maintain a narrow lead over the Yankees in the standings, heightening the stakes of Bradish’s return.

Carlos Rodón, the Yankees’ starter for the finale, presents a formidable opponent with a 2.48 ERA and 1.194 WHIP in six starts this season. Despite his recent success, Rodón has struggled against the Orioles in the past, posting a 4.37 ERA and 1.368 WHIP in five career games.

As the anticipation builds for the showdown between Bradish and Rodón, both teams are poised for a gripping conclusion to the series, with the outcome potentially shaping the trajectory of their respective seasons.

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