The New York Yankees have placed Nathan Eovaldi on the 15-Day disabled list with a right elbow tendon injury.
Looks like the New York Yankees, who are just 3.5 games out of an American League Wild Card spot, get to deal with a nagging injury.
Nathan Eovaldi, who left last week’s game with elbow discomfort, has been placed on the DL retroactive to August 11.
Nast Nate has been not-so-nasty this season as he has maintained a 4.76 ERA through 24 games, but held opponents to a .204 batting average in his four starts leading up to his injury.
Last year, his 14-3 season ended early thanks to elbow inflammation and unfortunately the problems have re-emerged here in 2016.
Taking his place on the roster will be 22-year old Luis Severino, who was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Willes-Barre.
After being roughed up for five runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings of work at Fenway Park during Tuesday’s 5-3 loss to the Boston Red Sox, the righty was demoted to the Electric City but now finds himself back with the big boys.
Severino went 7-1 with a 3.25 ERA in 10 starts for the RailRiders before getting called-up in a relief role on July 27.
There will undoubtedly be more information that arises with Eovaldi’s elbow injury, so stay tuned to ESNY for the latest updates.