This marked the first time Loaisiga pitched in a live game since suffering a shoulder injury in early July. He only pitched one inning, but Cashman stated that he will gradually build his pitch count back up and return to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as a potential call-up for the Yankees in September.
Loaisiga (shoulder) received a cortisone shot and will be shut down for a few weeks, Marc Carig of The Athletic New York reports.
There's a chance that even though this shoulder injury will cost Loaisiga at least a month in the middle of the season, it may not actually impact his total innings pitched in 2018, as he has thrown 63 innings between the minors and majors, and only threw 32.2 innings in 2017. He will miss most if not all of July, and will then have to go on a rehab assignment before potentially rejoining the big-league club in mid-to-late August.
Loaisiga is dealing with right shoulder inflammation, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Loaisiga was optioned earlier in the week but was expected to return to start one half of Monday's doubleheader against the Orioles. Luis Cessa will be called upon instead. Loaisiga will see Dr. Chris Ahmad in New York on Monday to determine the extent of his injury.
Loaisiga was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre following Monday's outing against the Braves, Marc Carig of The Athletic New York reports. He allowed three runs on five hits while striking out three across four innings, as he didn't factor into the decision.
Loaisiga put together a short outing, giving up a run in the third, followed by two more in the fourth before being lifted with a one-run deficit. The Yankees would get him off the hook in the fifth inning after a Didi Gregorius sacrifice fly plated Gleyber Torres. Through four starts in the big leagues this season, he's failed to work six full innings, although he owns a 3.00 ERA and 1.28 WHIP with 21 strikeouts. Manager Aaron Boone stated Loaisiga will likely return to the majors to start one of the doubleheader games slated for July 9, Erik Boland of Newsday. reports.
Loaisiga will start Monday's game against the Braves, the Associated Press reports.
Since the Yankees temporarily added a sixth starter (Luis Cessa) to the mix last week and had an open date in the schedule June 28, Loaisiga will return to the mound on six days' rest. The extra time off should prove beneficial for the right-hander, who has already compiled 59 innings between three levels this season, exceeding his total from the previous two years combined. The Yankees haven't specified an innings cap for the rookie, but it's expected the rookie's usage will be scaled back in the second half, when the team should have Masahiro Tanaka (hamstrings) back from the disabled list. Loaisiga shouldn't face any limitations for at least Monday's outing and tentatively lines up for a two-start week, with his second turn expected to come Sunday in Toronto.
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