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Team W-L L10 STRK
100-62 7-3 L1
92-70 5-5 W3
92-70 7-3 W1
91-71 6-4 W3
52-110 4-6 L3

2021 Pitching

Earned Run Average
Base on Balls (Walk)
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
Regular Season 2 4 3.55 62 24 1.28

Top Michael King News

  • Yankees' Michael King: Notches first win of campaign

    King (1-4) earned the win over Toronto on Tuesday, pitching 2.2 innings and allowing one run on two hits and one walk while striking out one.

    Yankees starter Jameson Taillon aggravated his right ankle injury in the third frame, resulting in an early entrance for King. The right-handed reliever allowed a run in the fourth inning but otherwise kept the Blue Jays off the scoreboard, and he was ultimately credited with the win. Since returning from the 60-day IL on Sept. 10, King has allowed only two runs while posting a 13:2 K:BB across 13.1 innings.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Hurls three frames in return

    King pitched three innings against the Mets on Friday, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and no walks while striking out two.

    Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery lasted only 3.1 frames in the contest, and the recently activated King was able to give the team some length by throwing 45 pitches over three innings. He was mostly effective, though the right-hander struggled to finish off his final frame, surrendering a single and hitting consecutive Mets batters to loaded the bases before a fielder's choice and error resulted in a pair of runs. Despite the rocky finish, King's return was encouraging given that he hadn't previously pitched in a big-league game since July 3. He'll likely need a few days to recover given his large workload Friday.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Reinstated from 60-day IL

    King (finger) was reinstated from the 60-day injured list prior to Friday's game against the Mets.

    King has been out since early July with a right middle finger contusion. He began a throwing program in late August and later began a rehab assignment at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 31. The right-hander worked up to 41 pitches while striking out six in his latest three-inning outing with the RailRiders on Tuesday, so he should be ready to work in long relief beginning Friday. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, Sal Romano was designated for assignment.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Excels in latest rehab start

    King (finger) struck out six over three innings in his rehab appearance Tuesday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He gave up one earned run on two hits and no walks in the 41-pitch outing.

    King's appearance was his third in the minors since the Yankees shut him down shortly before the All-Star break with a right middle finger contusion. Before landing on the IL, King had been splitting time between starting and relief duty. With the Yankees having since added reinforcements to the rotation in the form of Corey Kluber, Nestor Cortes and Luis Gil since the right-hander has been on the shelf, King is likely to return in a multi-inning role out of the bullpen. According to Max Goodman of, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said King could be activated from the 60-day injured list as soon as the end of the week.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Begins rehab assignment

    King (finger) began a rehab assignment with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday.

    King has been out since early July with a bruised finger. He'll likely need a handful of rehab appearances given the length of his absence.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Throws live BP

    King (finger) threw live batting practice Friday, Brendan Kuty of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

    King began his throwing program Tuesday, and manager Aaron Boone said Friday that the right-hander might start a rehab assignment soon. The 27-year-old will presumably require several rehab appearances since he's been on the injured list since early July, but he's made significant progress in his recovery recently.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Starts throwing program

    King (finger) started a throwing program Tuesday, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.

    King has been sidelined since early July with a bruised right middle finger, and starting a throwing program is the first step toward potentially returning from the injured list. The 26-year-old will be eligible to return from the 60-day IL in early September, but he figures to require additional time to continue his rehab given he's only just resumed throwing.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Moves to 60-day IL

    King (hand) was transferred to the 60-day injured list Tuesday.

    Per Lindsey Adler of The Athletic, manager Aaron Boone said that King saw a hand specialist Tuesday and he will continue to not throw for about another week. The right-hander's move to the 60-day IL means he won't be able to be activated until at least Sept. 3, though it's not yet clear if his arm will be fully ready at that point.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Not yet close to returning

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Friday that King (finger) remains "a ways away" from returning from the injured list, Max Goodman of reports.

    King suffered a right middle finger contusion during weight training in early July. X-rays came back negative, per, but the right-hander has been unable to play catch or do any throwing while he recovers. As such, he'll need some time to ramp up completely once the finger heals enough to allow him to pitch again.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Not cleared to throw

    Yankees manager Aaron Boone said Sunday that King (finger) will remain on a "no-throw" program for about 5-to-7 more days, Bryan Hoch of reports.

    After landing on the 10-day injured list July 8 with a right middle finger contusion, King was hoping that he would be ready to go coming out of the All-Star break, but the injured digit has apparently bothered him more than he anticipated. Due to an off day Monday, the Yankees won't require a replacement in the rotation for King until July 24 in Boston. King posted a 4.44 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 27:11 K:BB in 26.1 innings over his six starts since he joined the rotation in early June.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Hopeful for weekend return

    King (finger) has played catch without discomfort and hopes to be activated during this weekend's series versus Boston, Randy Miller of NJ Advance Media reports.

    King injured his right middle finger while lifting weights July 5 and was subsequently placed on the 10-day injured list. He recently indicated that he is doing better, explaining, "It's good now. It felt good throwing. It was pretty bad the first day. The swelling and pain have gone down considerably. I'll throw two of the three days (during the All-Star break) and probably throw a bullpen Thursday or Friday and see where I am." King has posted a 3.72 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 47:21 K:BB across 48.1 innings this season.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Lands on injured list

    King was placed on the 10-day injured list with a right middle finger contusion Thursday, retroactive to July 5.

    King was a candidate to start Friday's game against the Astros, but he'll now be sidelined through the All-Star break while he recovers. It's not yet clear how much time the right-hander will require on the injured list, but he'll be eligible to return as soon as July 15, which is the Yankees' first game back from the break. Nestor Cortes could be an option to fill in as a starter if needed, while Tyler Wade was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Falls to 0-4

    King (0-4) allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits and two walks over 4.1 innings Monday, striking out four and taking a loss against the Angels.

    King got into trouble right from the start Monday, serving up a solo shot to Shohei Ohtani and an RBI double to Jared Walsh in the first inning. He was later tagged with an unearned run after he was pulled in the fifth inning. The 26-year-old righty hasn't finished five innings in any of his last four outings and he's still searching for his first win of the season. King owns a 4.06 ERA through 44.1 innings. He's lined up to face the Mets at home this weekend.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Can't complete five frames

    King did not factor in the decision against Kansas City on Wednesday, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out five.

    The right-hander fell behind early, surrendering a two-run homer to Ryan O'Hearn in the first inning. King bounced back over the following three frames, but he was pulled after loading the bases on a pair of walks (one intentional) and a hit-by-pitch in the fifth. He has completed five innings only once in five starts since joining the starting rotation May 30, compiling a 5.75 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and 16:10 K:BB over 20.1 innings during that span. His next appearance is tentatively scheduled for Monday at home against the Angels.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Takes no-decision

    King did not factor into the decision during Thursday's win over the Blue Jays. He allowed three runs on five hits and a pair of walks while striking out one across 4.1 innings.

    King was able to keep the ball in the park, but he couldn't go the distance, throwing 60 pitches -- 41 for strikes -- and leaving the game with a runner on first and one out in the fifth. In four starts since filling in for Corey Kluber in the rotation, King has collected two losses and 13 runs (11 earned) over 15.2 innings. The right-hander lines up to take his next turn at home Wednesday against Kansas City.

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  • Yankees' Michael King: Lasts 3.2 innings

    King didn't factor into the decision Thursday against the Twins after allowing two runs on four hits and three walks across 3.2 innings, He struck out three.

    King has shifted between the bullpen and the rotation this season and while his recent outings have been underwhelming, he still owns a 3.77 ERA across 10 appearances (three starts) in 2021. The right-hander has a good shot at staying in the rotation for the upcoming few weeks with Corey Kluber (shoulder) sidelined through the All-Star break, but he'll need to show more in his upcoming outings to remain in the rotation. King tentatively lines up to start next week against the Blue Jays on the road.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-3, 204 lbs
Birthplace: Rochester, NY
Age: 26
School: Boston College
Experience: 2
Bats/Throws: R, R