In the fifth inning of the game against the Portland Sea Dogs on Saturday night, Yankees pitching prospect Domingo Acevedo left the game after an apparent injury. Acevedo, who is the Yankees fifth-best prospect, had just allowed a base hit before being pulled.
After leaving the game, Acevedo was evaluated and was determined to have a pulled bicep muscle a source told Pinstriped Prospects. Bicep strains typically require at least 3-6 weeks to heal. If it is determined to be a severe strain the recovery could take months and his season would end.
The 24-year-old out of Villa Los Almacigos, Dominican Republic has made 11 appearances this season, eight starts. Overall, he owns a 2-3 record with a 2.97 ERA with 46 strikeouts in 57 2/3 innings. At 6-foot 7-inches tall, Acevedo is an imposing presence on the mound with a fastball that usually sits in the mid-to-high 90s, a changeup that is in the high 80s, and an 85-88 mph slider.
This season, Domingo spent about a month and a half on the disabled list due to a nasty blister that developed on his pitching hand. Once it healed he return to game action with the Thunder, working out of the bullpen to build his arm strength back up.
After earning a brief one-day call-up to the major leagues, he returned to the Thunder determined to make it back to the bigs and showcase his talent for the Yankees.