Yankees: Good news and bad news after Corey Kluber injury in loss to Toronto

New York Yankees, Corey Kluber

The New York Yankees snapped their six-game winning streak with a loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, the Yankees’ pitching finally crumbled due to injury, as Corey Kluber felt tightness in his right shoulder, which forced Michael King to take over.

The pitching failed to supplement the offense’s inadequacies in the loss, as they gave up 13 hits and six runs over 40 at-bats. The Yankees, on the other hand, tallied seven hits and struck out 13 times, with Rougned Odor tallying three and Brett Gardner the same.

The only Yankees to record more than one hit were Clint Frazier and Kyle Higashioka. Frazier has been playing far better as of late, driving in one of the Yankees’ two runs, elevating his average to .183.

Good news and bad news for the Yankees:

Of course, the biggest negative of the evening was the injury to Kluber, but luckily it doesn’t seem to be as significant as the issues he’s dealt with in the past regarding his shoulder.

“The physical exam (Tuesday night) was pretty good,” Aaron Boone said. “Now we’ll see what comes up (Wednesday).”

The Yankees will run more tests on Wednesday to determine the severity of the injury and how long he will stay out. Ultimately, the Yankees are still working back Luis Severino but have solid depth in the starting rotation to supplement injuries.

“It doesn’t feel at all with what I dealt with last year,” he said.

“I tried to throw a few innings in hopes that the adrenaline and all that stuff would get it going, but i wasn’t quite able to,” Kluber said.

I imagine the Yankees will call upon young Dominican Republic starter Deivi Garcia to fill the loss at the bottom of the rotation. This should move up Jameson Taillon, Jordan Montgomery, and Domingo German one spot each while Kluber rehabilitates.
Given the fact that Corey is 35 years old, the Yankees will likely take this far more seriously and ease him back into action. He has been stellar for the Yankees this season, sitting with a 2.86 ERA and his highest ground ball rate since 2014 at 47%.
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