Yankees place starting pitcher on injured list, call up utility infielder

New York Yankees, Michael King

The New York Yankees are going through their yearly injury struggles, and this time around, they lost another starting pitcher in Michael King.

According to the Yankees’ PR department:

  • Placed RHP Michael King on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to 7/5) with a right middle finger contusion.
  • Recalled INF/OF Tyler Wade from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

King was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right middle finger contusion. An interesting injury that will hopefully only keep him out for a short period of time. The Yankees will have to supplement his loss in some way over the next two weeks or so.

At 26 years old, King has made 14 appearances this season, picking up four losses on the year. He currently holds a 3.72 ERA with an 8.75 strikeout per nine ratio. While King has looked better as the season progresses, he hasn’t represented an above-average talent who the Yankees can rely on with superior confidence.

As for Tyler Wade, the Yankees are looking to add a bit more speed to the batting order, and with the acquisition of Tim Locastro, they have done just that. Wade has appeared in 52 games this year, hosting a .224 average with 14 runs and two RBIs. He currently features his highest strikeout rate since the 2018 season at 26.4%.

With injuries beginning to pile up, general manager Brian Cashman must be planning a few big moves at the trade deadline, otherwise, the team will be squandering for healthy players when they desperately need to extract victories if they want their playoff hopes to remain alive.

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