New York Yankees ace Gerrit Cole is scheduled to undergo an MRI after experiencing “discomfort” in his right elbow, manager Aaron Boone told reporters in Florida on Monday morning.

Boone, speaking before a Grapefruit League game, said the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner has not been recovering as expected between spring outings.

“His recovery, before getting to his next start, has been more akin to what he feels during the season, when he’s making 100 pitches,” Boone told reporters. “When he’s at 45 [pitches] and building to 55, he usually doesn’t have the recovery issues he’s having.

“I think there’s a level of discomfort, but I wouldn’t describe it as he’s in pain.”

“It was pretty good,” Cole said of his outing Thursday. “I had a good time out there. And, yeah, did pretty much everything we wanted to do.”