Yankees reliever Nick Rumbelow needs Tommy John surgery

FILE - In this March 5, 2016, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Nick Rumbelow delivers to the Boston Red Sox during a spring training baseball game in Tampa, Fla. Yankees reliever Nick Rumbelow has a torn elbow ligament and needs Tommy John surgery that will sideline him until next year. New York said the 24-year-old right-hander was injured Sunday while pitching for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Rochester.(AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
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NEW YORK (AP) Yankees reliever Nick Rumbelow has a torn elbow ligament and needs Tommy John surgery that will sideline him until next year.

New York said the 24-year-old right-hander was injured Sunday while pitching for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre at Rochester.

In his season debut, Rumbelow relieved Anthony Swarzak to start the fourth, allowed two singles before getting three straight outs to strand the runners. He was hurt while warming up before the fifth.

Rumbelow made his big league debut June 23 and was 1-1 with a 4.02 ERA in 15 2/3 innings over 17 relief appearances. He had a 5.19 ERA over 8 2/3 innings during eight spring training appearances this year.

New York's bullpen already was missing Bryan Mitchell, who broke a bone in his left big toe while covering first base during a March 30 exhibition game and is expected to be sidelined at least four months.