German (hip) will receive a cortisone injection Tuesday, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. German received good news from his MRI on Monday, and the hope is that the right-hander will be able to continue throwing on the side if he responds well to Tuesday's injection. Look for an updated timetable for his return to emerge once he's able to resume mound work.
Manager Aaron Boone said Monday that German's (hip) MRI looked good, though the tests are still being examined by team doctors, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. German was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a strained left hip flexor, an injury he had been pitching through since May 26 in Kansas City. The initial prognosis appears promising, but the pitcher's return timeline remains unclear.
The Yankees placed German on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left hip flexor strain, Coley Harvey of ESPN.com reports. Lefty reliever Stephen Tarpley was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and was added to the active roster in a corresponding move, but the Yankees will require a replacement in the rotation for German during next week's series with the White Sox. Chance Adams seemingly represents the top candidate to join the rotation in place of German, who had posted an 8.59 ERA and 1.64 in his last three outings after claiming wins in each of his prior six decisions. The Yankees should provide further word within the upcoming days whether German's injury is something that will sideline him beyond the minimum amount of time.
German (9-2) struck out six but took the loss Friday, giving up four runs on six hits and a walk over six innings as the Yankees fell 5-2 to Cleveland. For the third time in his last six starts, German served up multiple homers, and his 2.8 HR/9 over that stretch has led to a 5.68 ERA -- a far cry from the 0.5 and 2.35 marks he posted over his first seven outings. The right-hander will try to turn things around Thursday when he faces the White Sox on the road.
German gave up three runs on six hits and two walks over 3.2 innings in Saturday's win over the Red Sox. He struck out eight but did not qualify for the victory. German labored for his second consecutive start as he threw 87 pitches Saturday and was unable to complete the fourth inning. The 26-year-old has a 3.66 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 71:18 K:BB through 11 starts and figures to pitch at Cleveland next weekend.