Zack Britton to the injured list among other roster moves

Following last night’s rough outing, Aaron Boone told the media that Zack Britton was hurt. This morning, the lefty reliever was placed on the injured list with a hamstring strain and will undergo (or already has undergone) an MRI. Ben Heller will replace him in the bullpen. It’s an unfortunate blow to a bullpen that had just regained Aroldis Chapman. Britton, who has a 2.00 ERA and 2.48 FIP, was 8-for-8 in save opportunities during Chapman’s absence. His lone blemishes are a pair of losses at the hands of the Rays, including yesterday.

Additionally, the Yankees sent Miguel Andújar back to the Alternate Site in Scranton. He just hasn’t gotten things rolling in sporadic opportunities with the Bombers this season. He was 2-for-21 with no extra base hits and one walk. Unfortunately, his is shaping up to be another lost season for Miggy, who’s returning from shoulder surgery.

Miguel Yajure is up in place of Andújar. He’s a 22 year-old righty who’s hardly pitched about High-A Tampa, but has excellent minor league numbers. He threw 138 2/3 innings (only 11 of those in Double-A Trenton) last year and had a 2.14 ERA and 2.65 FIP. MLB Pipeline ranks him the organization’s 15th-best prospect.


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  1. JG (Ben Francisco)

    Dr. Ahmad and the rest of the quack medical staff must go

  2. Gerreddardit Cole

    I thought we replaced the training staff to stop all these injuries, Derek. Different year, same crap. Britton hasn’t been good this year. Hopefully it’s because he was injured and cane come back healthy. So far that contract has been a failure. The entire training and medical staffs need to be fired this offseason. They don’t get these players ready to play. Other teams don’t have these hamstring and calf injuries.

    • Robert P. Stoner

      Britton was very good last year and except for a couple of appearances has been outstanding this year.

      I agree that the constant muscle injuries are frustrating and it seems that the Yankees have more than their share. They need to do more stretching than weight lifting, in my opinion. Again, it is on Cashman to check the training routine.

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