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Yankees put RHP Jameson Taillon on IL; Zack Britton has Tommy John surgery

New York Yankees starting pitcher Jameson Taillon, shown July 18, 2021, landed on the 10-day injured list due to a partial tendon tear in his right ankle. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
New York Yankees starting pitcher Jameson Taillon, shown July 18, 2021, landed on the 10-day injured list due to a partial tendon tear in his right ankle. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 9 (UPI) -- The New York Yankees placed right-handed pitcher Jameson Taillon on the 10-day injured list due to a partial tendon tear in his right ankle, the club announced Thursday.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Taillon felt discomfort in the ankle near the end of his start Monday against the Toronto Blue Jays. Taillon then had a platelet-rich plasma injection and was in a walking boot Wednesday and Thursday.

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The Yankees are hoping that Taillon will be out of the boot Friday, and there is a chance he could miss only one start. Boone noted that there isn't a concern that Taillon would worsen the injury.

"It sounds worse than it is, but his body is going to tell us what he's able to handle," Boone told reporters.

Taillon has an 8-6 record and 4.41 ERA across 27 starts this season, his first in New York. Before this year, he hadn't pitched since May 2019 because of Tommy John surgery.

Also Thursday, the Yankees announced that left-handed reliever Zack Britton underwent Tommy John surgery. According to the team, he had the UCL in his left elbow reconstructed and had a bone chip removed.

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Boone was uncertain about a timeline for Britton's return, though the procedure typically carries a recovery period of 12 to 18 months.

The 33-year-old Britton was 0-1 with a 5.89 ERA over 22 games this season. He last pitched Aug. 19.

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