The New York Yankees made several roster moves before Wednesday’s series finale against the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium.
Most notably, the team placed outfielder/designated hitter Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a right calf strain. New York also placed reliever Jonathan Loáisiga on the 15-day injured list (retroactive to 5/23) with right shoulder inflammation and designated catcher Rob Brantly for assignment. In corresponding moves, the Yankees reinstated outfielder Joey Gallo from the COVID-19 injured list. Relievers JP Sears and David McKay were recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Manager Aaron Boone said Stanton suffered the injury while warming up in the batting cage for his third at-bat on Tuesday. This is a big blow to New York’s lineup as he has been one of the best hitters in the league this season.
Loáisiga, who has struggled this season, is the third Yankees reliever to land on the injured list over the last week.
Brantly was DFA’d a day after catcher Kyle Higashioka returned from the COVID-19 injured list.
Gallo returns after spending three days on the COVID-19 injured list.
Sears will make his first Major League start against Baltimore on Wednesday.