Yankees place Greg Allen and Ryan Weber on injured list
The New York Yankees suffered more injuries as outfielder Greg Allen and reliever Ryan Weber were placed on the injured list on Saturday. Allen sustained a right hip flexor strain while Weber picked up a right forearm strain in Friday’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Yankees have called up Oswaldo Cabrera and Nick Ramirez to replace the injured duo. Cabrera had only just been sent down to Triple-A on Wednesday but flew to Los Angeles early on Saturday and hit a home run in the ninth inning to help secure a 6-3 victory. Weber underwent an MRI exam but was still waiting on results at the time of writing. Forearm strains are often precursors to Tommy John surgery which would sideline Weber for a significant period of time.
Who did the Yankees send to the injured list?
The Yankees placed outfielder Greg Allen and reliever Ryan Weber on the injured list.
Who did the Yankees call up to replace them?
The Yankees called up Oswaldo Cabrera and Nick Ramirez to fill the void.
What happened to Weber?
Weber suffered a right forearm strain during Friday’s loss to the Dodgers and was awaiting MRI results at the time of writing.
What happened to Allen?
Allen suffered a right hip flexor strain and is set to undergo testing on Monday in New York.
What will the Yankees do about their depleted center fielder position?
The Yankees will likely use utility player Isiah Kiner-Falefa until Harrison Bader’s return from a strained hamstring.
Was Luis Severino tipping his pitches during Friday’s game?
There are speculative reports indicating that Luis Severino may have been tipping his pitches during Friday’s game, but Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone did not provide a direct answer.
Why was Giancarlo Stanton out of the lineup on Saturday?
Giancarlo Stanton did not play on Saturday despite returning from the injured list the day before. Aaron Boone confirmed that Stanton was fine physically.
Greg Allen and Ryan Weber added to the injured list by the Yankees
The New York Yankees have suffered further setbacks as outfielder Greg Allen and reliever Ryan Weber both landed on the injured list on Saturday with hip and forearm strains respectively. The players were injured in the team’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Oswaldo Cabrera and left-hander Nick Ramirez were recalled to the active roster to take their places. While Weber awaits the results of an MRI exam, he admitted his forearm was “barking” on Saturday and forearm strains are often a precursor to Tommy John surgery. Meanwhile, Allen is still experiencing pain in his hip and will undergo testing in New York on Monday. With Harrison Bader already on the IL, the Yankees will likely rely on utilityman Isiah Kiner-Falefa to play center field.