King è stato inserito nella lista dei feriti da 10 giorni giovedì con una contusione al dito medio destro.
Yankees manager Aaron Boone told reporters King jammed his finger between two weights, secondo il New York Post. He said King tried to play catch before New York’s game against the Seattle Mariners but the results didn’t turn out the way he had hoped.
Boone had previously mentioned King as a potential starter for Friday’s game against the Houston Astros.
The 26-year-old right-handed pitcher has appeared in 14 games for New York this season, making six starts. He has a 3.72 ERA e 47 strikeout in 48 1/3 inning.
New York recalled Tyler Wade to replace him on the main roster.
It’s not the only strange issue the Yankees’ rotation had to deal with this week.
Domingo German was set to start Wednesday but he had an emergency root canal, which scratched him from the start against the Mariners. Nick Nelson took his place on the mount that day.
The Yankees being their final series before the All-Star break on Friday against Houston. New York is 44-42 so far this year and sit nine games behind the Boston Red Sox for first place in the AL East.