Suffice it to say, 2019 has not been a good year for New York Yankees reliever Dellin Betances.

After missing all of Spring Training and nearly the entire regular season due to injury, Betances tore his left Achilles tendon during his 2019 debut on Sept. 15 against the Toronto Blue Jays, the team announced on Tuesday evening:

Betances looked spectacular in his return, striking out both Jays hitters he faced before being removed from the game. The right-hander actually appeared to injure his heel leaping off the mound after the second strikeout, which he believed was the third out of the inning:

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Clearly, this is a guy suffering from an extremely ill-fated season.

Betances had been one of the most dominant relievers in all of baseball between 2014 and 2018, ranking second in fWAR behind only Aroldis Chapman during that span while boasting a 2.22 ERA and 14.63 K/9.

Though the Yankees have once again leaned heavily on a dominant bullpen that employs the likes of Chapman, Adam Ottavino and Zack Britton, New York could have use another imposing force on the bump in the later innings during October.

Betances’ injury marks yet another grim occasion for the Bronx Bombers, who have had to deal with a number of star players being sent to the injured list on multiple occasions, including Giancarlo Stanton and Luis Severino.

The team has yet to announce when Betances will undergo surgery to repair the tendon, but it goes without saying that the entire MLB community will be wishing him a clean and speedy recovery.