Yankees Hurler To Make 2022 Debut After Season-Long Shoulder Injury

He's only pitched in one game since July of last season, but right-hander Domingo German is finally ready to return to the majors, and he'll get a start on Thursday. 

German has been out all season with right shoulder impingement syndrome, placed on the 60-day IL in March. He had a similar shoulder injury that cut his 2021 season short. 

The 29-year-old first arrived in the Bronx in 2017, but really broke through in 2019, when he went an incredible 18-4 to lead the majors in winning percentage, at .818. He had a 153:39 strikeout to walk ratio, and a 4.03 ERa that season. 

He didn't pitch at  all in 2020 due a 60-game suspension by MLB for a domestic violence issue. 

Last season, in 18 starts, he mustered a 4.58 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. 

He gets the start in the second game of a doubleheader on Thursday against the Houston Astros.

How long he can stay in the rotation is very much in question at this point, as the Yankees' current starting five leads the American League with a 2.78 ERA and 350 strikeouts. 

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