Bleich has been meeting with doctors this week, and surgery seems like the most likely outcome.Tough break for the 22-year-old. This season the Yankees 2008 first-round pick was 3-2, with a 4.79 ERA in eight starts for Double-A Trenton. In 41.1 innings pitched he allowed 22 earned runs on 35 hits, walked 28, and struck out 26.
Mark Newman, the Yankees' senior vice president of baseball operations, was downcast when asked about the issues with Bleich's shoulder yesterday.
"I don't know," he said when asked about Bleich's return. "We're (still) getting some information back from the doctors ... he had more tests (yesterday)."
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