Ominous Sign For Yankees Pitching Staff As Reliever Leaves Mid-Batter

It's been a relatively injury-free season thus far for the New York Yankees. They hope that the development on the mound today at Camden Yards isn't a sign of things to come. Reliever Chad Green was pulled mid-batter. 

After throwing a pickoff attempt to first in the 6th inning, he experienced "right forearm discomfort" and was forced to leave the game with 1-2 count on the Baltimore Orioles' Austin Hays. He'll likely head for imaging. 

The 30-year-old right-hander has been a key contributor out of the pen over the last several weeks. In his last 10 innings, he's allowed just 2 hits and one run. He's also struck out 10 with only 2 walks. Overall, he has a 3.00 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, with 9.4 K/9. 

The Yankees' bullpen is exceptionally deep, with the likes of Clay Holmes, Jonathan Loaisiga, Michael King and Aroldis Chapman, but losing a good arm like Green's cannot be a good sign. 

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