YANKEES INJURY UPDATE: New York Yankees Lose Another Pitcher, As Key Member Of Starting Rotation Is Added To Injured List With An Arm Injury.

Due to an arm injury, another important member of the Yankees starting rotation is on the injured list. Right-hander Clarke Schmidt of the Yankees was placed on the disabled list on Thursday due to a strain in his lat muscle. He was put on the 15-day injury list with effect from May 27 onward.

On Sunday, Schmidt got the ball rolling for the Yankees in San Diego, tossing 101 pitches in five innings while striking out six. After pitching five innings of two-run (one earned) baseball in Sunday’s 5-2 setback, the 28-year-old right-hander appeared normal.

It appears that Schmidt either hurt his shoulder during a bullpen session or felt sore after his start. After putting Schmidt on the injured list with a right lat strain, Yankees manager Aaron Boone stated on Thursday that Schmidt had an MRI.

Boone has confirmed that Schmidt will be out of the game for four to six weeks, meaning his absence will be much longer than the required 15 days. He might not play again until after the trade deadline, and he’s probably out until after the All-Star Break.

Right-hander Clarke Schmidt of the Yankees gets placed on the injured list.

Even if Schmidt is able to start a pitching program in early July, it will take some time for him to get back into the MLB grind. Before leaving on a minor league rehab assignment, he will conduct bullpen sessions and live batting practice.

The right-hander for the Yankees suffered the injury just as he was arguing for his first All-Star selection. Through 11 starts this season, Schmidt has a 5-3 record, a 2.52 ERA, and 60 strikeouts. Despite being without ace Gerrit Cole for the first two months of the season, New York’s rotation has been outstanding.

With a 2.73 ERA, the Yankees’ rotation is the best in the American League. He helps explain why New York (39-19) has the greatest record in the AL.

All save one start have been made by Nestor Cortés, Marcus Stroman, Carlos Rodón, Luis Gil, and Schmidt, indicating that the Yankees’ rotation is still healthy despite the loss of their injured ace.

As part of a doubleheader on April 13, Cody Poteet got the lone start and pitched six innings of one-run ball against the Guardians. It is anticipated that Poteet, who joined the Yankees in January, will replace Schmidt in the starting lineup. Boone affirmed that on Saturday in San Francisco, the right-hander will receive the ball.

Schmidt was replaced on the 26-man active roster by right-hander Cody Morris, who the Yankees recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. After failing to show up following his call-up on April 20, Morris was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on April 25. After 22.1 innings pitched in 13 games this season in Triple-A, the 27-year-old reliever has a 2.82 ERA.

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