May 12, 2021

Yankees staying cautious after avoiding Zack Britton scare (New York Post)


Zack Britton reported to camp a day after he suffered a significant scare by taking an Erik Kratz comebacker to his right wrist. Tests revealed it was only a bruise, and the Yankees left-handed reliever said he underwent treatment on Thursday and would have been on line to pitch in Saturday’s game.

“In the game, I think you’re more on guard for [a comebacker],” Britton said. “I normally put [a protective] L-screen out there and I didn’t yesterday, so it was kind of karma. You’re just not ready for it when you’re facing your own guys and, I don’t want to say going through the motions, but to an extent. I definitely wasn’t ready for it. But I got lucky.”

Even though the X-rays and CT scan didn’t show a break or a fracture of Britton’s right wrist, the Yankees scheduled those additional tests.

“I talked to him [Wednesday night] and seemed obviously relieved,’’ manager Aaron Boone said before the Yankees finished spring training with a 6-3 win over the Nationals at Ballpark of the Palm Beaches on Thursday.

“Obviously the X-rays and CT scan were negative so that is good, but we want to make sure we explore and talk to everyone that should be…

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