Britton, who underwent UCL surgery on his left elbow little over a year ago, finished his rehab assignment on Tuesday night and landed in The Bronx on Wednesday feeling well. He is now awaiting word from the Yankees regarding when he will be taken off the 60-day injured list.
Before the Yankees defeated the Pirates 14-2, Britton remarked, “For me, I’m physically prepared to return and throw. It only depends on what they want to do.
The Yankees are waiting because they need to make sure their bullpen is protected in the upcoming days because starters Domingo German on Saturday and Luis Severino on Wednesday will both have reduced pitch limits.
Throughout his rehabilitation assignment, Britton made eight outings, none of which lasted longer than an inning or two.
We simply need to monitor our coverage situation day by day, according to manager Aaron Boone.
Scott Effross, a reliever for the Yankees, will be brought off the 15-day IL on Thursday.