The Rockies announced on Wednesday that closer Wade Davis has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a strained left oblique. Pitcher Jairo Díaz has been recalled trom Triple-A Albuquerque and pitcher Tyler Anderson (knee surgery) has been placed on the 60-day disabled list.
Davis, 33, hadn’t pitched since May 14. It is currently unclear how or when he suffered his oblique injury. To date, the veteran right-hander owns a 2.45 ERA with 18 strikeouts and 10 walks across 14 2/3 innings.
Bryan Shaw, Scott Oberg, and Carlos Estévez could all see some save chances while Davis is out.
Díaz, 27, briefly pitched in the majors in 2017. He yielded a lone run on 12 hits and six walks with 22 strikeouts in 20 innings at Triple-A this season.
Yankees starter Masahiro Tanaka went the distance, holding the Rays scoreless on two hits and one walk with 10 strikeouts across nine innings on Monday night in the Bronx. It’s the fourth shutout of his career, accounting for four of the Yankees’ last six shutouts. The other two were thrown my Luis Severino and Brandon McCarthy.
DJ LeMahieu provided the bulk of the offense, swatting a two-run home run off of Yonny Chirinos in the third inning. Cameron Maybin tacked on a solo homer off of Chirinos in the fifth as the Yankees went on to win 3-0.
After Monday’s performance, Tanaka owns a 3.23 ERA with 84 strikeouts and 20 walks across 92 innings on the season.
With the win, the Yankees increase their lead over the Rays for first place in the AL East to 1.5 games.