MLB News of the Day: Stanton goes on IL for New York & Twins place rookie SP on COVID-19 IL
Ricky Gray | May 26, 2022
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Injuries across the league are putting teams in tough positions.
There's some bad news for select teams in Major League Baseball as injuries sweep across the league. From the New York Yankees to the Minnesota Twins, teams are struggling to deal with these injuries.
In New York, Giancarlo Stanton has now been put on the 10-day IL due to a sore ankle. The Yankees were still able to secure a win even though they were dealing with an injury.
Manager Aaron Boone had this to say about the injury: "The Achilles is fine and no strain. So just feel like this is something that's going to be short and feel like we should knock it out and not mess with it and maybe it becomes something else. So hopefully he got out in front of it a little bit and hopefully it's just 10 days."
The Yankees were able to get Joey Gallo back from the COVID-19 injured list and started at designated hitter. They also put third-baseman Josh Donaldson on the COVID-19 and DJ LeMahieu was out of the lineup for the second consecutive night.
In Minnesota Twins news, rookie Starting Pitcher Joe Ryan has been put on the COVID-19 IL as well. Ryan was originally scheduled to pitch on Thursday against the Kansas City Royals.
In order to fill the spot, the Twins called up left-hander Devin Smeltzer from Triple-A St. Paul. Smeltzer made two earlier starts for the Twins, winning one, with a 1.74 ERA in 10â…" innings. Smeltzer pitched last Friday before being moved back down for Bailey Ober. The back-and-forth for Smeltzer has been a tough one to deal with.
Smeltzer said: "Once you start to feel more comfortable here, perform, then it gets harder and harder once you get sent back down."
Smeltzer will make the start today against the Kansas City Royals in Minneapolis, Minnesota at Target Field. The Twins have a record of 27-17 and lead the AL Central.