Yankees reliever Ron Marinaccio heading to IL with right shoulder inflammation – The Denver Post


CLEVELAND — After bailing out the Yankees in the seventh, right-handed reliever Ron Marinaccio sought out a trainer. Hours later he was heading to the IL with inflammation in his right shoulder.

“Just a little discomfort, I guess, I would say not so much pain,” Marinaccio said. “Just not feeling like I had too much behind it. Velocity was a little bit down as well. So just not feeling 100 percent.”

Marinaccio said he has been feeling it for about a week, but this was the first time he felt like he couldn’t get the shoulder loose.

“I felt it a little bit in Houston, but I was able to push through it and it was kinda like I was getting loose and it would push through it. Today [it] kind of never loosened up for me,” Marinaccio said. “So I grinded through that one a little bit today, but just gonna play it safe.”

Marinaccio said he felt something like this back in rookie ball in 2018 and the trip to the IL helped him then.

“It was the same situation,” he said. “Just a little inflammation. I did an inflammatory for a week and I came back throwing a little bit harder. That’s kind of what I’m hoping for as well right now.”

“I’m pitching well, but honestly, I don’t feel as sharp as I can,” Marinaccio said. “My velocity has been down a little bit, I think 92, 93 (mph). … So really hoping we just deal with this right now, knock it out and for the rest of the season, the latter half, just be in a better spot.”

Marinaccio came in after Aroldis Chapman imploded. The former closer, who had not pitched in the big leagues since May 22, walked the first three batters he faced. So the rookie had bases loaded and no outs. Two of the inherited runners scored, but that was it.

The Toms River, N.J., native has not been responsible for a run since April 28 and has not allowed a hit in nine games.



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