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Yankees place Michael King on injured list with fractured elbow

The New York Yankees made several roster moves ahead of Saturday’s game against the Baltimore Orioles.

The team placed reliever Michael King on the 60-day injured list with a fractured elbow and recalled reliever Clarke Schmidt from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. King suffered the injury in Saturday’s 7-6 victory. Manager Aaron Boone told reporters that King will miss the remainder of the season.

Additionally, the Yankees optioned outfielder Tim Locastro to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and selected the contract of reliever Shane Greene and added him to the active roster.


Schmidt has pitched to a 3.00 ERA in 14 appearances (one start) this year at the big-league level.

Greene will wear a Yankees uniform for the first time since 2014. The 33-year-old had a 3.86 ERA in 15 appearances at Triple-A this season.

Locastro has hit .240/.321/.480 with two home runs, four RBIs, and six stolen bases in 19 big-league games.



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