Yankees place Jonathan Loáisiga on 60-day injured list with strained right flexor


Yankees place Jonathan Loáisiga on 60-day injured list with strained right flexor

New York Yankees reliever Jonathan Loáisiga will be out for an extended period of time due to an elbow injury, marking the second year in a row that he has faced this issue. The Yankees placed the 29-year-old right-hander on the 60-day injured list as a result of a strained right flexor muscle. This setback comes after Loáisiga pitched a hitless ninth inning in a recent game and had performed well in his relief appearances this season.

Manager Aaron Boone stated that Loáisiga has a significant forearm strain and that the injury occurred towards the end of his outing the other day. Despite initially downplaying the severity of the injury, Loáisiga will now be sidelined for an undetermined amount of time. Last year, he was limited to just 17 games due to right elbow inflammation which caused him to miss a significant portion of the season.

The Yankees made the move retroactive to Thursday and brought up right-hander Dennis Santana from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill Loáisiga’s roster spot. Santana, 27, has some major league experience and previously played for the New York Mets before signing a minor league contract with the Yankees last December. Boone expressed confidence in Santana’s abilities and believes that he will play a significant role for the team in the upcoming games.

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