Yankees reliever has shoulder tightness


TAMPA — The Yankees got some decent injury news Wednesday, when they announced Justin Wilson’s left shoulder tightness would only require anti-inflammatory medication and rest.

An MRI taken Tuesday was compared to one taken prior to the lefty’s signing with the Yankees last month and “there was nothing actionable from those images,” the team said in a statement during its game against the Blue Jays.

yankees' justin wilson throws at spring training
Justin Wilson
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Wilson will continue to receive treatment “over the next several days before resuming a throwing program.”

The 33-year-old left Monday’s game after throwing 20 pitches, when he signaled to trainer Steve Donohue and Aaron Boone. 

Wilson was throwing 91-92 MPH before exiting the game. He’d been at 93-95 MPH in prior outings.

The Yankees are already missing one southpaw from the bullpen, with Zack Britton recovering from surgery to remove a bone chip from his left elbow.

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