Yankees reliever Zack Britton will undergo surgery “in the upcoming days” to remove a bone chip from his left elbow, the team announced Tuesday, in a significant blow to their bullpen.
Britton, 33, is set to return to New York on Wednesday. He underwent an MRI on Tuesday after experiencing soreness in his throwing elbow. The southpaw was also working his way back from a bout with COVID-19.
Dr. Christopher Ahmad will perform the procedure.
The expected recovery time is at least a month, according to ESPN, and Britton will need more time after that to ramp up.