New York Yankees reliever Jonathan Loesiga was one of the openers of the 2021 season with a 2.17 ERA in 70.2 innings.
He was great, and his drowning was a huge problem for the hitters.
But his performance this year has been disastrous: a 7.02 ERA in 16.2 innings has restructured the Yankees to their late-inning arrangements.
The Loisiger sinker was not as sharp as in 2021: its order was closed and that was its main problem.
Now, we ask, “What will happen to Loisigar?” I’m starting to get some answers to the question: According to Athletic’s Lindsay Adler, she’s on the 15-day injury list with shoulder discomfort.
Jonathan Loesiga is going to IL with shoulder discomfort, says Aaron Boone.
– Lindseyadler (indlindseyadler) May 25, 2022
Shoulder discomfort is a very broad term that may or may not mean long-term injury.
But nonetheless, it’s a scary word, especially for a pitcher.
The Yankees should have more information in a day or two
The Yankees will probably run a test and imaging battery on the right-hand shoulder in the next few hours to determine the extent of the injury.
Despite his brutal performances, the Yankees were confident he would turn things around at any moment.
The injury is a huge blow to a bullpen that has recently lost Chad Green for the year and Aroldis Chapman for the next few days.
The unit, overall, has been very good, with a solid 3.17 ERA, fifth-best among the majors.
But we need to see how it responds to the loss of three key relievers within a week.
Hopefully, Loisiger’s injury isn’t too serious and he could return to Bullpen in a few weeks, maybe a little more.
The group could not cope with another season-end injury.