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Gerrit Cole was arguably the most dominant pitcher in all of Major League Baseball last season for the New York Yankees and earned the American League Cy Young Award as a result. But it looks like he is now facing a pretty concerning injury situation.

On Monday morning, New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone announced a pretty concerning situation regarding the team’s ace pitcher, telling reporters that Gerrit Cole was getting an MRI on his right elbow.

“Yankees ace Gerrit Cole will have an MRI on his right elbow, manager Aaron Boone told reporters today. Cole is coming off winning the American League Cy Young Award and has had difficulty bouncing back between spring training starts, Boone said,” Passan said in a post on X, the social media website that was formerly known as Twitter.

Obviously, we don’t know the details of this potential injury until after the MRI, but it certainly sounds like brutal news for the Yankees, and the Major League Baseball world had a lot to say about it on social media.

Yankees fans will certainly be hoping for the best because this is definitely not a situation a team wants to be dealing with this close to the start of a new season.

[Jeff Passan]