What a year this has been. The Yankees announced today that Domingo Germán was placed on the 10-day IL with a left hip flexor strain retroactive to 6/8. That means the earliest we can see Germán again is 6/17, though who knows how serious the injury is. It could be longer than that.
After a terrific start, Germán had been struggling lately, allowing 8 home runs in his last 26.2 innings pitched and batters have a .845 OPS against him in his last 5 starts. That means they’re all Gleyber Torres, basically. Not good.
Struggles aside, though, the Yankees need Germán. Their pitching depth is stretched thin and he has clearly shown that he can get big leaguers out when everything is working. That’s what the team needs right now. Hopefully, this is just a quick stint and he comes back better than ever. Get well soon, Domingo.