The backend of the Yankees bullpen took one other large blow on Sunday.
Jonathan Loaisiga, who has been the Yankees’ most dependable high-leverage arm this season, was positioned on the 10-day injured listing Sunday with a strained rotator cuff. The appropriate-hander is not going to throw for at the very least 10 days, however supervisor Aaron Boone mentioned he’s “hopeful” Loaisiga will be capable to return earlier than the season is over.
“Clearly that’s a troublesome loss for us, which hopefully is simply a pair weeks, however nonetheless one thing we’ll need to navigate,” Boone mentioned.
Loaisiga, after pitching 1 ¹/₃ innings Friday night time towards the Orioles and giving up a house run, got here in Saturday morning feeling “a bit sore,” based on Boone. The Yankees despatched him for an MRI that exposed the pressure and he later acquired a cortisone shot.
The 26-year-old Loaisiga has thrown 68 innings this season, recording a 2.25 ERA with 5 saves and 18 holds. He had supplied a gradual late-inning possibility in a season through which Aroldis Chapman has usually been shaky and Zack Britton has been a daily on the IL (and is now present process season-ending elbow surgical procedure).
“It’s been a problem this yr with the quantity of shut video games we’ve performed, however hopefully that is one thing that may be a little little bit of a timeout and we get him again for the stretch drive,” Boone mentioned.
Loaisiga additionally missed three months in 2019 with a proper shoulder pressure.