Yankees' Dellin Betances Suffers Another Setback During Rehab

Alex Greenberg
June 11, 2019 - 7:05 pm
The Yankees' Dellin Betances reacts walking to the dugout against the Boston Red Sox during the eighth inning on May 10, 2018, at Yankee Stadium.

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Dellin Betances will have to wait a bit longer for his return to the Yankees.

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A frustrating run of injuries has kept Betances from playing yet this season. He suffered a shoulder injury in spring training, and then had a setback in April which resulted in him being placed on the 60-day injured list. 

On Tuesday, the Yankees announced that Betances had encountered yet another setback on his road to recovery.

Aaron Boone took time in between the doubleheader with the Mets to reveal that Betances is now dealing with a low-grade lat strain. Thus, his rehab will be shut down “for a couple weeks.”

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The 31-year-old reliever had an MRI on Monday after feeling sore. That MRI revealed this latest setback which will delay Betances' return even further.

New York's bullpen has shown itself to be one of the best in the league, even without Betances. But the powerful right-hander could still provide a sizable boost to the relievers when he is eventually able to make his way back to health.

Betances had a 2.70 ERA and 1.050 WHIP in 66 games last season, striking out 115 batters in only 66.2 innings. The talented set-up man is set to become a free agent following the 2019 season.