Yankees News: Aaron Boone Provides Awful Darren O'Day Injury Update

Adam Taylor McKillop
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone provided an awful Darren O'Day injury update on Sunday.
New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone provided an awful Darren O'Day injury update on Sunday. / Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Sitting 8.0 games back of the AL East leading Boston Red Sox, the New York Yankees are currently treading water with their 47-44 overall record. Not to mention, their return from the All-Star Break has not been easy with Aaron Judge and several others landing on the COVID-19 injured list.

On Sunday, manager Aaron Boone provided some more bad news for Yankees fans. Relief pitcher Darren O'Day was placed on the 10-day injured list at the beginning of July with a hamstring issue. According to Boone, the injury is much more severe than originally thought and it looks like O'Day will now miss the remainder of the year.

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New York already has had its share of injuries coming out of the bullpen. The Yankees have seen important pieces such as Jonathan Loaisiga, Zack Britton and Nestor Cortes Jr. already spent time on the shelf in 2021.

On the year, O'Day has been a solid option out of New York's bullpen. In his 14th MLB season, the 38-year-old O'Day is pitching to a 3.38 ERA across 12 appearances and 10.2 innings. He hadn't pitched for all of May and most of June before attempting to rebound earlier than month.

The bad news for the veteran reliever is his current contract. He signed just a one-year deal with the Yankees before the 2021 season and a season riddled with injuries is not attractive to potential free-agent destinations this offseason.

The Yankees will look to rebound despite this string of bad injury news. New York holds just +1000 odds to win the AL East division on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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