The New York Yankees have sent both Masahiro Tanaka and CC Sabathia to the disabled list in the past 24 hours, putting their rotation in flux as we approach the final month a half of the season.
Sabathia was placed on the 10-day DL prior to New York's 5-4 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night, retroactive to August 9. Starter Jordan Montgomery was recalled from Triple-A to replace him.
Montgomery has a 4.05 ERA with a 7-6 record in the majors this season. His 111 strikeouts are more than any other rookie in the league.
New York announced that they have played Masahiro Tanaka on the 10-day DL with shoulder inflammation early Saturday. Tanaka reportedly told the team that his arm simply feels tired and there is no structural damage the team is concerned about.
The Yankees recalled right-hander Giovanny Gallegos to replace him.
New York does have depth in their rotation after adding Sonny Gray and Jamie Garcia at the trade deadline, but had sent Montgomery to the minors in an effort to limit his innings. Now, they won't be able to do that.
Tanaka has struggled this season, going 8-10 with a 4.92 ERA and 141 strikeouts in 23 starts.
Sabathia is 9-5 with a 4.05 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 19 starts this season. However, he has been pitching better of late with a 2.98 ERA in his past dozen starts.Back to the 2017 New York Yankees Newsfeed