“He’s going to start the season on the IL,” Montoyo said Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. “The MRI showed improvement, which is great. Our hope is to get him back as soon as possible.”
Springer was dressed in uniform for the workout.
Montoyo said Ross Stripling will follow Hyun Jin Ryu in the rotation and will start Saturday at Yankee Stadium and that T.J. Zeuch was likely to start Sunday’s series finale. Left-hander Steven Matz is further back in the rotation.
“He’s earned it. He’s pitched really well. He pitched really well last year. And he pitched really well in the spring,” Montoyo said of Zeuch. “So I’m not going to say he’s going to be a starter, but it’s a choice because of what he’s done.”
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