Lyou New York Yankees placed Nicaraguan reliever Jonathan Loáisiga on the list of players disqualified by 10 days Sunday for a right shoulder rotator cuff tear.
The manager Aaron Boone reported that Loáisiga felt pain Saturday morning after allowing Jorge Mateo’s home run tie in the seventh inning of 4-3 on Friday over the Baltimore Orioles.
An MRI rrevealed the tear and Loáisiga received a cortisone injection. Boone said that Loáisiga will not pitch for 10 days, in the hope that the powerful pitching right can return this season.
“Hopefully this is something like a short time out. and we can have him back by the close of the regular season, “Boone stressed.
New York started the day in front of the positions for a wild-card berth to the American League playoffs, cwith a half-game lead over Boston.
The 26-year-old Nicaraguan is 9-4 with a 2.25 ERA in 54 appearances. this season. He also has five saves and 66 strikeouts in 68 innings, his most since the 68 2/3 innings he pitched in 2013 in the Dominican Summer League as a minor league player by the San Francisco Giants.
“Obviously this is a heavy loss for us. with just a couple of weeks left, but it’s still something we’ll have to get over, “Boone said.
Loáisiga was also lost two weeks in July after testing positive for COVID-19.