Yankees Reliever Aiming for Minimum IL Stay

It looks like it's going to be a minimum stay on the injured list for the New York Yankees All-Star pitcher. 

Reliever Clay Holmes is expected to return from the injured list on Monday when first eligible. 

Holmes has been sidelined since August 14, due to tightness in his back. He threw bullpens and batting practice this week and, obviously, the Yankees figured he did not require a rehab stint before returning to the major league club. 

The twenty-nine-year-old went through a very rough stretch before landing on the IL, but he still holds a fantastic 2.39 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP, and 51 strikeouts in 49 innings this season. He's posted a 5-3 record and has converted 17 saves. 
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With the injury to reliever Scott Efross and the Yankees' reluctance to utilize Aroldis Chapman, it's safe to say Clay Holmes will factor into the late-inning mix immediately upon his return. 
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