New York Yankees relief pitcher Jacob Lindgren has recovered from surgery to repair a bone spur and is ready to compete for a spot in the bullpen this spring, writes Anthony McCarron of the NY Daily News.
After a strong start to the 2015 season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Yankees promoted Lindgren in May.
Lindgren, who will soon turn 23, made seven appearances and posted a 5.14 ERA before a bone spur injury prematurely ended his season. The Yankees were cautious with Lindgren and provided ample time for his recovery following his surgery.
"Doing great, arms feeling great," Lindgren said. "The recovery time only like three months, so I've had all off-season to get ready…We have a really good medical staff over here. They trained me hard."
With the change in recent seasons in New York holding on to their young prospects, rather than flipping them for high-profile talent, Lindgren knows he has a chance to contribute this season based on his performance this spring.
"If you show you're doing good and show some numbers, you might have an opportunity," he said. "I guess in the past it was a little different. But I'm glad I'm here at a good time, for sure."
The Yankees selected Lindgren with their first selection in the 2014 MLB draft.