The New York Yankees bullpen has taken more of a hit with the postseason right around the corner.
Manager Aaron Boone told reporters Saturday that veteran reliever Zack Britton was placed on the 60-day injured list with left shoulder fatigue. Britton left Friday’s game after walking a batter and throwing a wild pitch to the backstop. He appeared in just three games this season after recovering from UCL surgery for most of it. The 34-year-old will be a free agent at the end of the season.
Reliever Clay Holmes was shut down from throwing for a week after feeling shoulder discomfort in Monday’s outing in Toronto. Boone said he received a cortisone shot on Thursday and will not resume throwing until next week. The Yankees believe he will return for the American League Division Series, which is scheduled to start on October 11.
With Britton on the injured list, the Yankees signed right-hander Jacob Barnes to a Major League contract and selected him to the active roster from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.