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Yankees put Giancarlo Stanton, Jonathan Loaisiga on IL

Field Level Media
26 May 2022, 09:05 GMT+10

The New York Yankees' bullpen injury woes continue, with the club placing right-hander Jonathan Loaisiga on the injured list Wednesday with shoulder discomfort.

The offense later took a hit, too, as the team placed Giancarlo Stanton on the IL with a calf strain. Stanton is batting .285 with 11 homers and 35 RBIs in 40 games.

The Yankees also reinstated slugger Joey Gallo from the COVID-19 injured list, recalled left-hander JP Sears and RHP David McKay from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Finally, the Yankees also designated catcher Rob Brantly for assignment.

On Tuesday, the Yankees placed left-hander Aroldis Chapman on the IL with left Achilles tendonitis. Chad Green and Luis Gil also are headed for Tommy John surgery.

Loaisiga, 27, is 1-2 with a 7.02 ERA in 18 relief outings this season. He is 17-8 over five career seasons with a 3.73 ERA in 111 appearances (11 starts), all with the Yankees.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Loaisiga has undergone tests the past couple of days and likens the injury to one the pitcher had last season, although less severe. Boone did not say that an MRI has been scheduled and labeled the IL move as more precautionary.

--Field Level Media

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