Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
TAMPA, Fla. — New York Yankees reliever and set-up pitcher Zack Britton will have surgery to remove a bone chip from his pitching elbow. Next to closing pitcher Aroldis Chapman, Britton is the most valuable arm in the Bronx Bombers' bullpen.
Manager Aaron Boone says the team will be without Britton's services for at least a month, but a more definite timetable will be available in the next few days. Britton travels to NYC today, and Dr. Christopher Ahmad will perform arthroscopic surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
Britton addressed the situation in a tweet via his official Twitter account @zbritton:
"I appreciate the support from everyone. We all have daily challenges we have to overcome in order to reach our goals. Just have to keep pushing ahead! I will get this taken care of during the upcoming week and be back as soon as I can."
Britton's off-season started with him suffering through a bout of COVID-19 in January, and he did recover, but now surgery will slow his 2021 season. Hopefully, fellow leftie Justin Wilson can pick up the slack as well as righties Chad Green, Darren O'Day and Luis Cessa.
Last season, Britton appeared in six games and garnered a 2-0 record. In those contests, Britton threw 52 pitches allowing only three hits and one earned run with a WHIP of 0.50.