The last thing the Yankees needed was another injury to a starting pitcher. Unfortunately, Domingo German is headed to the Injured List.
The Yankees have dealt with more injuries than any other team in baseball this season, but now the organization’s depth is set to be tested further. Domingo German’s hip injury is going to send him to the Injured List and force Brian Cashman and his front office to perform some additional magic.
Stephen Tarpley will be the first man to take German’s roster spot, however don’t anticipate him to be the long-term answer for supervisor Aaron Boone. He’s being referred to as as much as be accessible towards the Indians on Sunday due to his effectiveness towards left-handed hitters and the truth that his arm is rested sufficient to contribute instantly.
The excellent news is that the Yankees don’t anticipate German’s damage to maintain him out for an prolonged time frame. It’s fairly attainable he’ll solely miss a flip or two within the rotation resulting from his left hip flexor pressure. However that also means New York might want to juggle their beginning rotation just a few instances to cowl up for his absence.
The almost certainly transfer for the group can be to carry Likelihood Adams again as much as the Bronx. He gained’t essentially take German’s spot within the rotation, however he’s able to consuming up beneficial innings for Boone’s pitching workers. That is likely to be sufficient to maintain the Yankees afloat till German returns to the lively roster.
In the long term, German’s damage shouldn’t impression the Yankees very a lot. He was by no means going to have the ability to deal with a full workload as a beginning pitcher this season. Even when he loved good well being for all the 12 months the group was at all times going to place him on a strict innings restrict. In some methods, this damage will solely serve to delay the Yankees implementing that coverage.
Even so, that is one other massive problem for the group’s depth within the short-term. The Yankees have been in a position to survive each damage thus far, however sooner or later the workforce’s efficiency goes to begin to fall off as a result of lack of obtainable Main Leaguers. It’s attainable German’s damage might flip into the straw that breaks the camel’s again.