After an incredible stretch of baseball in August, the New York Yankees have been going through a rough patch to start September. To make matters worse, their pitching rotation has been depleted by injuries.
Just a few days after All-Star pitcher Gerrit Cole suffered a hamstring injury, the Yankees announced that they placed right-hander Jameson Taillon on the 10-day injured list.
Taillon has been a steady presence for most of this season, owning an 8-6 record with a 4.41 ERA and 136 strikeouts. He has been struggling recently, but that could be due to the fact that he’s nursing an ankle injury.
Over his last five starts, Taillon has a 7.01 ERA. That’s not what the Yankees expect out of the 29-year-old, so perhaps a brief stint on the injured list could help him get back on track.
Prior to tonight’s game, the Yankees made the following roster moves:
•Placed RHP Jameson Taillon on the 10-day IL (retro to 9/7) with a right ankle tendon injury
•Selected RHP Sal Romano (#68) to the 28-man roster from Triple-A SWB
•Designated OF Jonathan Davis for assignment
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) September 9, 2021
Yankees insider Bryan Hoch reported that Taillon is dealing with a torn tendon in his ankle. He was spotted in a walking boot and will continue to wear one for the next few days.
Despite this unfortunate diagnosis, Taillon could return to New York’s rotation later this season. In fact, Aaron Boone said Taillon might end up missing just one start.
Jameson Taillon has a partially torn tendon in his ankle. He is in a walking boot for a few days. The Yankees are hopeful that Taillon can return this season, perhaps missing only one start, according to Aaron Boone.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) September 9, 2021
The Yankees have called up Sal Romano from their Triple-A affiliate to take Taillon’s place on the roster.
We’ll see if New York can get back in the win column tonight against Toronto.