Ron Marinaccio will miss ALDS – The Denver Post


ARLINGTON — The Yankees’ bullpen took another hit heading into the playoffs. Ron Marinaccio was placed on the injured list Tuesday with a “stress reaction,” in his right shin, which means he will miss the first round of the playoffs.

“We’ve decided we’re gonna put him on the IL. He’s got a stress reaction in his shin so we’re hoping that he would be eligible if we get to the championship series,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said before the first game of Tuesday’s doubleheader. “We just made that kind of difficult decision right now. You know he definitely wants to try and pitch through it. There is some thought that he could pitch through it, but it’s kind of a gray area. You also worry about it turning into a stress fracture or does it compromise him in other ways, as well. So we’ve made that decision to go ahead and IL him and  obviously backdated it to yesterday.”

Marinaccio was removed from Sunday’s game with the pain in his right shin and revealed he had been dealing with it for at least three months. The rookie righthander has been a big part of the Yankees’ bullpen success this season. In 40 appearances, he struck out 56 over 44.0 innings pitched. He has a 2.05 ERA. Marinaccio also made nine appearances in Triple-A Scranton this year, but his combined workload of 54.2 innings pitched is still less than the 66.1 he pitched in 2021.

“He’s had an outstanding season and he’s been an important part of what’s going on down there. And again, hopefully, we get him back if we can advance to the next round,” Boone said. “This time can be valuable and get him just a little bit healthier and stronger and we’ll continue to evaluate that.”

Shin stress reactions are akin to shin splints, according to the Mayo Clinic.  They are caused by repetitive stress on the shinbone and the connective tissues that attach the muscles to the bone.

The Yankees bullpen is already hurting.

Clay Holmes was diagnosed with a shoulder strain and had a cortisone injection in

hopes of returning in time for the ALDS. Wandy Peralta (back tightness) didn’t travel to Texas, but will likely pitch at the alternate site in Somerset. And Aroldis Chapman  Chapman retired just one of the five batters he faced on Sunday, walking in a run. The 34-year-old lefty is averaging 7.1 walks per nine this season.

The Yankees activated Albert Abreu to take Marinaccio’s spot on the roster. The right-hander had been on the injured list since Aug. 21 with right elbow inflammation. Before that, Abreu had pitched to a 3.24 ERA over 21 appearances. He struck out 26 in 25 innings pitched. The Yankees had traded Abreu here to the Rangers this spring as part of a package to get catcher Jose Trevino. He was waived by Texas and the Royals before ending up back with the Yankees.


For the second straight game, Gleyber Torres was not in the starting lineup. He was scratched from Monday night’s game with “flu-like symptoms,” and Tuesday he was not better.

“Gleyber is still not feeling great,” Boone said.  “So not obviously not in the lineup for the first game. We’ll see how he does as the day unfolds, and if he’s an option for us later.”

In his last 18 games, Torres is slashing .378/.427/.662, with 11 extra-base hits, including five home runs and 23 RBI.

Every year a cold or flu seems to find its way into the clubhouse across the league. The Yankees have been dealing with it for weeks now

I feel like most of us are on the back end of whatever is going around,” said Boone, who has been dealing with a cough for a few weeks. “So obviously Gleyber Is a little under the weather. I think it’s hopefully kind of run its course.”


The Yankees had their training site up and running Monday. Matt Carpenter, who has been out since early August with a foot fracture, got five live at-bats at the Somerset site. The Bombers are waiting out the weather to see if lefty Wandy Peralta (back tightness) can throw a live batting practice. Clay Holmes (rotator cuff strain) was expected to throw for the first time since having a cortisone shot Thursday. Andrew Benintendi (hamate bone surgery) has been hitting off a tee and with a coach tossing the ball.



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