The New York Yankees have placed Luke Voit on the 10-day injured list after the first baseman suffered an abdominal strain during Saturday’s game in London.
Voit felt discomfort while running the bases in the fifth inning, describing it as “a little tightness, but nothing crazy.” I guess it’s at least a little crazy to require the IL stint. It’s not clear how long he’ll be on the shelf.
Voit is hitting .280/.393/.509 with 17 homers on the season. The Yankees have a couple of options to cover for him at first. They could D.J. LeMahieu over from second or they can play Edwin Encarnación at first and fill the DH slot with any number of folks.
ATLANTA — An apparent roster snafu forced the Toronto Blue Jays to change their pitching plans for Thursday night’s game at the Atlanta Braves.
After Nate Pearson gave up three runs in five innings, manager Charlie Montoyo brought in right-hander Jacob Waguespack to open the sixth.
As Waguespack walked to the mound, he was greeted by home plate umpire Alan Porter, who apparently delivered some bad news: The right-hander wasn’t on the 28-man active roster for the game.
The Blue Jays optioned Waguespack and infielder Santiago Espinal to the team’s alternate training site on Thursday to reach the 28-man roster limit.
Montoyo told reporters before the game Waguespack had been recalled when right-hander Trent Thornton was placed on the 10-day injured list with right elbow inflammation. That move apparently was not processed, leaving Waguespack off the active roster.
Waguespack walked to the dugout and Montoyo brought in Rafael Dolis as the official replacement for Pearson.