On Saturday afternoon, ahead of the Yankees’ second game of their weekend series in Baltimore, they send out an extensive injury update.
Third baseman Josh Donaldson, who left Wednesday’s game with a hamstring injury, has been placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to Thursday 4/6, with a right hamstring strain.
Isiah Kiner-Falefa will likely take over at third base, and the Yankees signed outfielder Willie Calhoun to likely take the extra OF role that they had Kiner-Falefa pencilled in for.
Right-handed relief pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga, who last threw in Wednesday’s win over Philadelphia, was placed on the 15-day injured list with right elbow inflammation.
Reliever Tommy Kahnle was transferred to the 60-day injured list. He suffered right biceps tendinitis in early March in spring training.
The Yankees brought Kahnle back for a second stint in pinstripes after he pitched last season with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
However, he had an elbow injury last May and missed the remainder of the season with right elbow inflammation. He pitched in only 10 games for LA last season before the injury, and since he had Tommy John surgery in 2020, his last significant work came in 2019.