The New York Yankees’ have had a weird season – and Michael King landed on the injury list due to a “freak accident” he suffered in weight loss, is just a reminder of that.
King was placed on the 10-day injury list on Thursday with a right middle finger contusion.
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Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters that King pinched his finger between two weights, according to the New York Post. He said King tried to play catch before New York’s game against the Seattle Mariners, but the results did not turn out the way he had hoped.
Boone had previously mentioned King as a potential starter for Friday̵
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The 26-year-old right-handed pitcher has appeared in 14 games for New York this season, making six starts. He has a 3.72 ERA and 47 strikes in 48 1/3 innings.
New York reminded Tyler Wade to replace him on the main list.
That’s not the only strange question the Yankees’ rotation had to deal with this week.
Domingo German was set to start on Wednesday, but he had a root canal in an emergency that scraped him from the start against seafarers. Nick Nelson took his place on the mountain that day.
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The Yankees are their last series before the All-Star break on Friday against Houston. New York is 44-42 so far this year and sits nine games behind the Boston Red Sox for first place in the AL East.