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  • Nestor Cortes Roughed Up In Spring Debut Saturday

    New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes (hamstring) made his Grapefruit League debut on Saturday against the Toronto Blue Jays and didn't have a great time on the mound. Cortes allowed three hits (two home runs) and five earned runs while walking three and striking out four in 3 1/3 innings of work. Although it wasn't the outing he'd like to have had, the most important thing is that Cortes is healthy and on track to be ready for Opening Day, which is important for the Yankees' starting rotation with both Carlos Rodon and Frankie Montas already hurt. The 28-year-old southpaw's spring debut was delayed due to a Grade 2 hamstring strain that he suffered early in camp. Cortes isn't dominant in the strikeout department, but he remains a key piece of New York's 2023 rotation.

    Mar 18 · Source via Yankees Nestor Cortes
  • Nestor Cortes Hopeful To Make Spring Debut Soon

    New York Yankees starting pitcher Nestor Cortes (hamstring) is scheduled to make his Spring Training debut on March 18 against the Baltimore Orioles. It's worth noting this is a tentative date, so it could change. The left-hander is scheduled to throw a live bullpen session on Monday. He was diagnosed with a Grade 2 right hamstring strain in mid-February. This caused him to miss the World Baseball Classic, but the hope is that Cortes will be ready in time for Opening Day. Fantasy managers will have to check back after his bullpen session on Monday.

    Mar 11 · Source via Yankees Nestor Cortes
  • Nestor Cortes To Throw One More BP Session

    New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes (hamstring) will throw one more live batting practice session before making his Grapefruit League debut, and manager Aaron Boone said Cortes has been throwing the ball well. Cortes got through a three-inning simulated game on Wednesday and looked good. The 28-year-old southpaw is getting close to game action, and barring a setback late in camp, he should be ready for Opening Day at the end of this month. Cortes doesn't overpower hitters and doesn't have a terribly high ceiling, but he kept hitters off balance nicely in 2022 and will be a solid No. 3 fantasy starter. The biggest question will be whether he can hold up with another big workload in New York's rotation all year.

    Mar 8 · Source via Yankees Nestor Cortes
  • Nestor Cortes Throws Three-Inning Simulated Game

    New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes (hamstring) threw a three-inning simulated game at spring training on Wednesday. Cortes has been behind the other pitchers in camp due to a mild right hamstring strain, but he's getting closer to making his Grapefruit League debut, which could come early next week. The 28-year-old southpaw could be ready to take his first turn in the starting rotation in the regular season if he can avoid any setbacks from here on out in camp. He was an excellent value pick in fantasy last year and could once again be a solid contributor in 2023 after he made the All-Star team for the first time in 2022. Cortes uses deception instead of velocity to induce weak contact.

    Mar 8 · Source via Yankees Nestor Cortes
  • Nestor Cortes Expected To Begin Season As Fifth Starter

    New York Yankees southpawNestor Cortes(hamstring) is expected to start off the season as the fifth man of the Yankees rotation. According to manager Aaron Boone, the Yankees will ramp up Cortes to begin the season as a precaution to heal his hamstring completely. Cortes withdrew from the WBC after an apparent hamstring injury forced him to back out. The Yankees will start the season with a rotation consisting ofGerrit Cole,Carlos Rodon,Luis Severino,Clarke Schmidt/Domingo German, and Cortes. The 28-year-old will be bumped up to the fourth spot once Boone is comfortable employing him with no setbacks. Cortes is poised for another promising performance in 2023 and hopes to make his second All-Star appearance.

    Mar 5 · Source via Yankees Gerrit Cole Nestor Cortes Domingo German Carlos Rodon Clarke Schmidt Luis Severino
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