New York Yankees pitcher Chase Whitley may be out for season

Chase Whitley

New York Yankees starting pitcher Chase Whitley pitches to the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning on Thursday.

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Associated Press

The New York Yankees could be without Chase Whitley for the rest of the season after the right-hander went on the disabled list Friday because of a sprained pitching elbow.

Whitley underwent an MRI exam and other tests early Friday and Manager Joe Girardi expressed concern that he may need Tommy John surgery. Chris Capuano, who is coming back from a quadriceps injury, is expected to take Whitley’s spot in the rotation.


The San Francisco Giants plan to activate right fielder Hunter Pence on Saturday. Pence has been recovering from a broken left forearm. . . . Washington Nationals right-hander Doug Fister was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of right forearm tightness after giving up seven run in two innings Thursday to the San Diego Padres. . . . Houston Astros right-hander Lance McCullers Jr., who had an 0.62 earned-run average in double A, will make his major league debut on Monday night in a start against the Oakland A’s at Minute Maid Park, General Manager Jeff Luhnow announced.


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