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Triston McKenzie could miss up to 8 weeks with teres major strain


Guardians pitcher Triston McKenzie looks in after striking out at New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge in the first inning of Game 3 of an AL Division Series, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022, in Cleveland.

Triston McKenzie enjoyed a breakthrough 2022 season and played a key part in the Guardians securing a trip to the postseason. They could now be without him for the first two months of the 2023 regular season.

McKenzie underwent MRI imaging recently, which revealed a strain of his right teres major muscle in the back of his shoulder. According to an update provided by the team, McKenzie will be shut down from throwing for at least two weeks and then re-evaluated. He could miss up to eight weeks, putting his potential return near the end of May.

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