King will be on the Yankees' roster for the ALDS against the Rays.
The Yankees add an extra arm for the series, dropping third-string catcher Erik Kratz to make room for King. The 25-year-old made four starts and five relief appearances this season, struggling to a 7.76 ERA in 26.2 innings. He'll presumably be limited to low-leverage duty in this series.
King was optioned to the Yankees' alternate training site Tuesday.
King was charged with his second loss of the season Monday as he only lasted 2.2 innings against the Blue Jays, and he'll be cast off the active roster as a result. It's unclear who could take King's spot in the rotation for the final game of the regular season Sunday.
King (1-2) took the loss Monday against Toronto, allowing five runs on five hits and a walk across 2.2 innings. He struck out six.
King was sharp through two innings, striking out four Jays while allowing just one hit. He ran into trouble in the third, however, allowing four hits and a walk before getting removed with two outs. He left trailing 3-1, but was charged with two additional runs when Vladimir Guerrero belted a two-run double off Jonathan Loaisiga. The shaky outing brought the right-hander's ERA to an ugly 7.76 on the season. If he's given another start, it will likely come in the regular-season finale against Miami on Sunday.
King will start Monday's game against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
King will make his fourth start of the season Monday on the road against the Blue Jays. The right-hander hasn't lasted longer than four innings in any of his eight appearances (three starts) in 2020, and he carries a 6.75 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 24 innings.
King retired both hitters he faced in relief during Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays, striking out one in his nine-pitch appearance.
King's prior three appearances had come as a starter, with the Yankees expanding their rotation due to a slew of doubleheaders. The Yankees downsized their rotation to five this week, and since Deivi Garcia was called up from the alternate site to start Wednesday's series finale, he'll seemingly stick in the rotation over King for now.
King allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out three over four innings in Friday's Game 1 win against the Orioles. He didn't factor into the decision.
King was making his third start of the season to begin Friday's twin bill, but he struggled against the long ball. The right-hander hasn't had any scoreless outings this season and now carries a 6.33 ERA over 21.1 innings. His next appearance could come out of the bullpen.
King will start Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
The 25-year-old also started during a twin bill last weekend and gave up two runs on six hits and one walk over 3.2 innings. King has a 6.23 ERA, 1.27 WHIP and 15:6 K:BB through 17.1 innings this season.
King allowed two runs on six hits and one walk while striking out three over 3.2 innings in Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Mets. He didn't factor into the decision.
After earning his first major-league win during his last start, King was called on for the first game of Sunday's twin bill. He was slightly less effective against the Mets, and he had to settle for a no-decision as the Yankees came from behind to win the matinee. It's unclear when King will next take the mound, especially since Deivi Garcia was effective in his major-league debut during Sunday's nightcap.
King will start the first game of the Yankees' doubleheader Sunday versus the Mets.
The Yankees will turn to a pair of rookies to start the twin bill, as the newly recalled Deivi Garcia is expected to take the hill in the nightcap. King has previously made four appearances for the Yankees this season, one as a a starter in three in long relief. Over 13.2 innings, King has given up 10 runs on 10 hits and five walks while striking out 12.
King was mentioned by Yankees manager Aaron Boone as a potential rotation replacement for James Paxton (forearm), Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Paxton hit the 10-day injured list Friday and is expected to spend at least two weeks on the shelf, creating an opening in the team's rotation. While a decision has not yet been reached on who will fill Paxton's spot, Boone mentioned King, Nick Nelson and Jonathan Loaisiga as candidates Saturday. The Yankees may take their time making a choice since they will be able to essentially reset their rotation due to the cancellation of their weekend series against the Mets.
King (0-1) took the loss in Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader in Tampa Bay after allowing three runs on one hit and five walks over 3.2 innings. He had four strikeouts.
The 25-year-old entered Saturday with a 6:0 K:BB through seven innings this season, but he never showed much command, throwing only 36 of his 70 pitches for strikes. King has a 7.59 ERA and 1.13 WHIP across 10.2 innings this season and should return to his role as a long reliever.
King completed 3.2 innings against Boston on Sunday, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision.
For the second time this season, King came in to log multiple relief innings following a short start by James Paxton. King was better Sunday than in his first outing, but both hits he allowed left the yard, temporarily staking Boston to a lead after each long ball. Paxton's spot in the rotation looks to be secure despite his early season struggles, but King would be among the candidates to step in if the former were to miss any turns.
King will be on the Yankees' Opening Day roster, Randy Miller of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
King was battling for a spot with the Yankees' pitching staff during camp, and he was selected for the roster over Clarke Schmidt, who was sent to the alternate training site Tuesday. The pair of moves could signal that King will open the season with a spot in the starting rotation while Masahiro Tanaka (concussion) continues to recover. The right-hander logged a 5.48 ERA and 1.24 WHIP over 46 innings in the minors last year.
King is a candidate to open the campaign in the starting rotation if Masahiro Tanaka (concussion) is not ready at the start of the season, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.
The Yankees appeared to have their starting rotation set and healthy heading into summer camp, but Tanaka's scary encounter with a line drive off the bat of Giancarlo Stanton has his status for Opening Day in question. Should Tanaka be unable to go, a trio of pitchers -- including King, Jonathan Loaisiga and Clarke Schmidt -- are candidates to fill in. Even if he doesn't grab a temporary starting spot, King could make the team as a long reliever.
King is a candidate to begin the campaign on the Yankees' taxi squad if a 2020 season takes place, Peter Gammons of The Athletic reports.
King was optioned to the minors in late March after struggling through his final two Grapefruit League starts. He was once considered an option for a backend rotation spot to open the season, but his struggles -- and James Paxton's return to health during the hiatus -- has all but eliminated that possibility. While King could still make the active big-league roster in an abbreviated 2020 season, Yankees pitching coach Matt Blake named the right-hander among a trio of pitchers who could instead break camp on the taxi squad.
King could return to the majors if MLB expands rosters at the start of the season, Brendan Kuty of NJ Advance Media reports.
King struggled through a rough spring and was consequently optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday. However, he was in competition for a spot in the starting rotation throughout training camp, making him a feasible option to rejoin the big-league club if rosters expand as is widely expected. Should King be called back up, he would likely be used in a long-relief and emergency starter role, per Kuty.
King was optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Thursday.
King was expected to compete for a rotation spot given the injuries to Luis Severino (elbow) and James Paxton (back). However, he struggled in his last two appearances in Grapefruit League action and is now likely to start his season in the minors. King had a shortened 2019 season due to a stress reaction in his elbow, but did manage to make his major-league debut.
King has struggled in his last two Grapefruit League starts and may no longer be in the mix for a spot in the Opening Day rotation, Randy Miller of NJ Advance Media reports.
King got off to a strong start this spring but struggled in an appearance against Philadelphia on Monday, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in 2.2 innings. With Jordan Montgomery and Jonathan Loaisiga the favorites to land the No. 4 and No. 5 spots in the Yankees' Opening Day rotation, King figures to be the odd man out, per Miller.
King is considered a frontrunner to join the Yankees' starting rotation to begin the season, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
Already considered a contender for a rotation spot following James Paxton's back surgery, the 24-year-old has climbed further into the conversation with news that Luis Severino (elbow) will miss the entire season. King has pitched only two innings in the majors but has compiled a 2.93 ERA over 77 appearances in the minor leagues, 58 of which have come as a starter.
King is in contention for the Yankees' fifth starter spot to open the season, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
With Domingo German (suspension) out until early June and James Paxton (back) sidelined until at least early May, a temporary spot has opened up in the rotation at Yankee Stadium. King may not be the favorite to win it, as he has just two innings of big-league experience under his belt. However, he projects as a potential back-end starter and may get the chance to stake his claim for that spot this spring.
|Last 7 Games|
|10/07||vs TB||L 4-8||2.0||0||0||0||1|
|09/21||@ TOR||L 5-11||1||2.2||5||5||1||6|
|09/15||vs TOR||W 20-6||2.0||5||3||2||1|
|09/08||@ TOR||L 1-2||0.2||0||0||0||1|
|09/04||@ BAL||W 6-5||4.0||4||3||2||3|
|08/30||vs NYM||W 8-7||3.2||6||2||1||3|
|08/17||vs BOS||W 6-3||1||3.0||3||1||0||2|
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|Minor League Pitching Stats|
|2019||ROK-GCL Yankees West||5.2||3||2||0||0||0||0||8||2||3||5.19||0.962|
|2019||ASX-Staten Island Yankee||4.0||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||4||0.00||1.000|