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 MLB.com 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
King is slated to start Thursday's game against the Twins.
King will make a second straight turn through the rotation in place of Corey Kluber (shoulder) after he most recently took the hill June 4 against the Red Sox. In that outing, King made history by becoming the first pitcher from either side of the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry to throw an immaculate inning when he struck out the side on nine pitches in the bottom of the fourth. Despite the achievement, King's final line was somewhat underwhelming, as he finished the game with four runs allowed on six hits while striking out five over 5.1 innings in a no-decision. Still, the 26-year-old showed enough to get another look in a starting role while Kluber remains shut down through the All-Star break.
King (0-3) allowed four runs on six hits and no walks while striking out five in 5.1 innings to take the loss against the Red Sox on Friday.
King made his second consecutive start Friday and retired two of the first three batters he faced, but he gave up a three-run homer in the top of the first inning to put him in line for his third loss of the season. The right-hander has now posted a 3.62 ERA and 1.28 WHIP in 27.1 innings across nine appearances (two starts) this year. He tentatively lines up to make his next start on the road against Minnesota on Thursday.
King will start Friday's game against the Red Sox, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic reports.
He has a 2.86 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 20 strikeouts in 22 innings this season. King logged 2.1 innings in his most recent outing May 30 in Detroit and hasn't pitched more than three innings in a game since he logged six innings April 4.
King (0-2) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Tigers after allowing four runs (two earned) on three hits and two walks while fanning two across 2.1 innings.
King couldn't even get out of the third inning due to his command issues -- he tossed just 37 of his 63 pitches for strikes -- and his lack of effectiveness. This was his first start of the campaign and while the results weren't encouraging, he's still been a reliable presence on the mound for the Yankees and owns a 2.86 ERA on the season.
King will start Sunday against the Tigers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
The Yankees are down a starter with Corey Kluber shut down for four weeks with a shoulder strain. King relieved Kluber after he got hurt Tuesday against Toronto, allowing one run in three innings. It's unclear if he'll replace Kluber long term, as that honor could also go to Deivi Garcia, who started Saturday against the Tigers but was optioned following the game.
King covered three innings out of the bullpen Tuesday in the Yankees' 6-2 loss to the Blue Jays, surrendering one run on six hits and a walk while striking out three.
King tossed 54 pitches over the three-inning appearance, his longest outing since April 16. The Yankees needed King to eat innings after starter Corey Kluber covered only three frames before departing with right shoulder tightness. The Yankees will send Kluber in for an MRI on Wednesday to glean a better picture of the severity of his injury, leaving his availability in question for his next turn through the rotation Sunday in Detroit. King and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter Deivi Garcia would appear to be the leading candidates to step into the rotation if Kluber isn't cleared for the weekend.
King (0-1) allowed one run on two hits and a walk in two innings to take the loss against the Orioles on Sunday.
King entered Sunday's game in the fourth inning of a 5-5 tie, but he gave up a pair of doubles and was charged with his first loss of 2021. The right-hander has posted a 2.16 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 16.2 innings across six relief appearances this season.
King pitched 2.1 innings in relief against Tampa Bay on Thursday, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks while striking out six.
The right-hander came on in relief of Jameson Taillon with a pair of runners on base and two outs in the bottom of the fifth inning. King registered a strikeout to escape the jam but then served up a three-run homer to Randy Arozarena in the next frame. The trio of runs were the first King has given up this season. Despite the imperfect outing, he still owns a 1.84 ERA and 0.95 WHIP across 14.2 innings.
King was recalled by the Yankees on Saturday.
King continues to be shuffled between the Yankees' alternate training site and the major-league roster. He'll rejoin the big-league bullpen after Darren O'Day (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day IL in a corresponding move.
King was optioned to the alternate training site after Wednesday's win over the Orioles.
The 25-year-old rejoined the big-league roster Tuesday and will head back to the alternate site after firing two scoreless innings during Wednesday's victory. King has yet to allow a run through 11 innings for the Yankees this season, so it shouldn't be too long before he's back in the majors. Wandy Peralta is expected to be added to the roster Thursday after being acquired from the Giants earlier this week.
The Yankees recalled King from their alternate training site Tuesday.
He'll be taking the active roster spot of Deivi Garcia, who was optioned to the Yankees' alternate site following his spot start in Monday's loss to the Orioles. King was effective over two long-relief outings with the Yankees earlier this season, covering nine scoreless frames while allowing only eight baserunners.
King was optioned to the Yankees' alternate training site Friday.
King served as the primary pitcher in Friday's loss to the Rays and allowed two hits and three walks while striking out four in three scoreless frames. He didn't factor into the decision. The right-hander has now tossed nine scoreless frames in his first two appearances this year and could return to the majors at some point as a long reliever or as an option to serve as a starter.
King will be promoted from the taxi squad and follow opener Nick Nelson against the Rays on Friday, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports.
King has been traveling with the team throughout the week as a potential rotation option, and he'll officially join the roster to serve as Friday's primary pitcher. The 25-year-old surrendered only one hit over six scoreless frames of long relief in his only appearance of the season April 4.
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|07/03||vs NYM||L 3-8||4.0||3||0||1||9|
|06/28||vs LAA||L 3-5||1||4.1||6||2||2||4|
|06/23||vs KC||W 6-5||4.2||3||2||3||5|
|06/17||@ TOR||W 8-4||4.1||5||3||2||1|
|06/10||@ MIN||L 5-7||3.2||4||2||3||3|
|06/04||vs BOS||L 2-5||1||5.1||6||4||0||5|
|05/30||@ DET||L 2-6||1||2.1||3||2||2||2|
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|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|