When he first started his comeback from a spring training injury, Yankees pitching prospect Mike King was hoping for a May 1st-ish return to full-season ball.
After a bit of a setback, it’s looking like he’ll be back after the all-star break.
“I’m progressing well in rehab, just had a little setback and will be back as soon as I can,” King said in a text message Friday. “Trust me, I’m pushing for the fastest return possible.”
King went 11-5 with a 1.79 ERA last year across three levels of the minors. He was 4-0 with a 1.15 ERA with the RailRiders. It was his first year in the Yankees organization after being traded from the Miami Marlins for Caleb Smith and Garrett Cooper.
The 23-year-old felt something in a spring training bullpen, then really felt the injury during a weight lifting session. He had the injury in college, and coincidentally, the Yankees’ team doctor evaluated him back then, too.
Conor Foley goes beyond the box score with in-depth coverage of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, the Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. He has worked at The Times-Tribune since graduating from University of Scranton in 2011, and he has covered the RailRiders since 2017. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9125; or @railridersTT