The yankees Announced that they put right Sunday German on the 10-day disabled list before Sunday’s game, as German suffers from inflammation in his throwing shoulder. Right Albert Abreu he was called up from Triple-A to fill the spot on the active roster.
German kicked off New York’s 4-2 win over the Marlins Sunday night, which lasted four innings and 66 pitches before being knocked out by a pinch-hitter in the top of the fifth. It was German’s 18th start in 21 appearances this season, with all three of those relief appearances coming since June 19. Of German’s last nine outings, only one has lasted more than five innings: his seven-inning, 93-pitch start against the Red Sox. July 25.
With Andrew Heaney Newly acquired from the Angels, the Yankees had hoped to have a full rotation in place, but have again been short-staffed due to injury. It is not yet known if German’s injury is fairly mild or if he will be out beyond the 10-day minimum, which could lead to the projected late August / early September schedules for Corey kluber other Luis Severino. While these recovery timelines could change or future injuries could further change plans, the Yankees hope to have a surplus of rotation options down the stretch, so German could end up in the bullpen.
The German missed the entire 2020 season while serving an 81 game suspension under the joint MLB / MLBPA domestic violence policy. The right-hander has a 4.45 ERA / SIERA 4.01 in 97 innings this year, with strikeout and heavy hitting rates slightly below average.