New York Yankees pitcher Jack Britton is a year removed from Tommy John surgery

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NEW YORK — Jack Britton will be activated by the New York Yankees on Thursday, one year and two weeks after left-hander Tommy John surgery.

The 34-year-old reliever has made eight minor league injury rehabilitation appearances since August. 24 through Tuesday, allowing one run and eight hits in 6 2/3 innings at Class A Tampa, Double-A Somerset and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He struck out seven and walked two.

New York said there will be additional roster moves in the opener of a four-game series against Boston.

A two-time All-Star, Los Angeles Dodgers team physician Dr. Neil Eladrach Sep. Last year at 8. Britton had a UCL reconstruction in his left elbow and a bone chip removed.

Britton has 154 saves in 11 major league seasons. He is eligible for free agency after the World Series.

He had eight saves and a 1.89 ERA in an epidemic-shortened 2020 season. He didn’t make his season debut last year until June 12 following arthroscopic surgery to remove a bone chip in his left elbow. He then spent much time on the injured list with a sore hamstring.

Britton was 0-1 with a 5.89 ERA and just one save in 22 appearances. He last pitched for the Yankees in August. 19 last year against Minnesota, then felt pain three days later before a rained-out game against the Twins.

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