The Yankees find themselves again searching for a replacement pitcher after another injury, but who will step in this time?
We thought we escaped the injury-plagued year, but it never left. The league-wide injury bug has now claimed another victim, this time it’s James Paxton AGAIN. Along with two other Yankees, James Paxton was placed on the IL with a flexor strain. He left his start against the Rays early complaining about elbow soreness, thankfully the MRI showed no damage to his UCL. The Yankees now must look for someone to take his spot in the rotation. Here are three pitchers who could take his spot.
Mike King is the easiest choice for the Yankees right now as coming into the season he was MLB ready. King has also been used as a long reliever and spot starter this year already. As of right now, King is 1-1 with a 6.59 ERA. That ERA may scare you, but King has shown the ability to get guys out. He last pitched against the Redsox on Monday and went 3 innings, allowed one run on three hits, and struck out two batters. King is already stretched out and would be able to give the Yankees more length which would help a lot.