David Hale
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The New York Yankees have placed veteran right-hand reliever David Hale on the 10-day injured list with a back strain.

The injuries continue for the Bombers.

Shortly after placing first baseman Luke Voit on the 10-day injured list with a sports hernia, the New York Yankees have now placed reliever David Hale on the 10-day IL with a back strain. The right-hand relievers placement on the IL is retroactive to Sunday, July 28.

The specific injury for Hale is being called a “lumbar spine strain.”

“Hopefully it’s something that’s a short-term thing,” Yankees skipper Aaron Boone said on Wednesday, per George A. King III of the New York Post.

So far this season, Hale is posting a record of 3-0 with an ERA of 2.89 through 19 appearances on the mound (37.1 innings pitched). He has a WHIP of 1.152 and has struck out 22 batters, walked six and has racked up two saves as well.

The Yanks hope to get Hale back on the mound as soon as possible. However, for right now, they’ve recalled right-hand reliever Jonathan Holder from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

New York is currently 7.5 games atop the AL East division, currently staring at a record of 68-39. They haven’t been playing as well as they should be as of late, however. They’re 4-6 in their last 10 games.

The Bombers just split a two-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. They will finish out their six-game homestand with a four-game series against the Boston Red Sox starting on Friday. After that, they will begin a seven-game road trip which includes three games against the Baltimore Orioles followed by four games against the Toronto Blue Jays.

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Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.