Yankees Lose Another Key Reliever To Injury

Just one week after earning his first save as a New York Yankee, and being probably the team's best option to close, right-hander Scott Effross has hit the injured list with a shoulder issue. 

This is bad news for the Yankees, with a closing situation that is now very much in flux. Manager Aaron Boone says it'll be "mix and match" from game to game. With Aroldis Chapman still struggling, and Clay Holmes currently on the IL (but having pitched dreadfully lately when healthy), it appears that Lou Trivino and Jonathan Loaisiga will likely get the bulk of the save chances.

The Yankees had already lost Chad Green and Michael King for the season, while Zach Britton is still recovering from last season's elbow surgery (though he is close to a rehab assignment). 

The bullpen, of course, is just one of the problems the Yankees have faced in recent weeks, as their offense has been among the worst in all of baseball since the All-Star break. 

To fill Effross's spot, the Pinstripers recalled right-hander Clarke Schmidt from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

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