Jameson Taillon is back in a familiar spot: recovering from surgery.
The Yankees right-hander, who has come back twice from Tommy John procedures, underwent surgery on Thursday to repair the torn tendon in his right ankle that slowed him for the final month of the season.
Taillon posted a picture on Instagram following the surgery, writing in the photo that the ankle was “fixed” and he’d “come back even stronger (like I’ve done every time).”
General manager Brian Cashman said last week Taillon was expected to be out for about five months, so he’ll likely miss most, if not all, of spring training.
Going into the offseason, the Yankees have more questions surrounding their offense than pitching, but Taillon will be coming off another surgery, while Luis Severino pitched just 18 total innings, including his minor league rehab assignment and wild-card appearance.
Domingo German also missed time with right shoulder tightness.
They’re expected to be fully healthy for spring training, along with Gerrit Cole, Jordan Montgomery and Nestor Cortes Jr.
The Yankees could add depth through free agency and hope for further development from Luis Gil, Clarke Schmidt and Luis Medina — along with what they hope will be a bounce-back season from Deivi Garcia.