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The Yankees rotation starting streak is over as Clarke Schmidt lands on IL

By Vaseline May30,2024

ANAHEIM, Calif. – A streak of uninterrupted starts in the Yankees’ 2024 rotation comes to an end, with Clarke Schmidt landing on the injured list.

According to the Yankees, the right-handed Schmidt was placed on the IL on Thursday due to a right lat strain. Right-hander Cody Morris was recalled from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Schmidt last pitched in San Diego on Sunday, yielding one earned run over five innings in a 5-2 loss to the Padres. After the match, Schmidt said it was one of those starts where he didn’t feel 100 percent physically, but he didn’t say anything specific.

After diagnosing nerve irritation in the right elbow of Yankees great Gerrit Cole, the 2023 Cy Young Award winner, the Yankees moved rookie Luis Gil to his open rotation spot — and the staff has left.

Over their last 16 starts, the Yankees’ rotation has combined for a 0.99 ERA over 100 innings through Thursday.

In his second full season in the Yankees’ rotation, Schmidt enjoyed an excellent season, posting a 5–3 record and a 2.52 ERA over 11 starts.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone had yet to address the media on Thursday afternoon, so there is only speculation about who could replace Schmidt in the rotation.

Right-handers Clayton Beeter (shoulder) and Cody Poteet (unspecified) are on the injured list, while Will Warren has struggled to an 8.53 ERA over 10 starts in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Morris (3-0, 2.82) was almost exclusively a reliever this season. This week the Yankees saw the return of pitcher Matt Sauer, as a Rule 5 return from the Kansas City Royals.

This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Clarke Schmidt injury: Yankees pitcher lands on injured list

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