Yankees Pitching Prospect Andrew Brackman Forced to Sit Out With Groin Injury

Much has been said about the Yankees' starting pitching rotation, mostly because of all the uncertainty as to which guys in pinstripes will make up the starting five.

Adding now to all of that uncertainty is a groin injury to Andrew Brackman, the 25-year-old pitching prospect who has been improving during camp and catching some eyes in the process. His pitching as of late has given him a real chance at filling the fourth or fifth spot in the starting rotation.

The Newark Star-Ledger first reported the injury saying that Brackman would be sitting out until early next week due to tightness and discomfort in his groin. While the injury is not serious, it could affect the righty in this crucial development period in camp.

The Yankees may just be taking extra precautions, but Brackman will be forced to miss the team's first few Grapefruit League games.

"It's not going to hurt me," Brackman said to the Star-Ledger. "But it couldn't be a worse time."

Brackman is not scheduled to pitch again until Tuesday, where he'll throw a side bullpen session.

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