SP,RP - NYY
Jonathan Loaisiga has arrived in New York City from his native country, Nicaragua.
Loaisiga now has to wait for results of his intake testing prior to reporting to Yankees camp. This is good news, however, because if he's able to report, he will have enough time to prepare for Opening Day. It's also quite possible a spot in the Yankees rotation may be up for grabs come regular season.
The Yankees have yet to decide whether to deploy Jonathan Loaisiga as a starter or reliever to begin the season, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.
Loaisiga has looked good this spring allowing two runs while striking out 11 batters in seven innings. There is a chance he ends up as the fifth starter with the Yankees dealing with multiple injuries. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates concerning Loaisiga to see what role he ends up with entering the season.
Jonathan Loaisiga struck out four batters in two perfect innings in the win against the Red Sox in Grapefruit League action on Tuesday.
Loaisiga will continue to stretch out this spring but could wind up filling multiple roles this season. There is a chance the 25 year old could win a role in the starting rotation to begin the year as the team is dealing with injuries to their staff.
Jonathan Loaisiga (shoulder) could be activated in the coming week, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.
Loaisiga looked great in his outing in Triple-A on Friday striking out four while walking none and giving up just one hit over three scoreless innings. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates regarding the status of Loaisiga.
The Yankees transferred Jonathan Loaisiga from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day injured list.
The procedural move was made in order to make room on the 40-man roster for newly acquired 1B/DH Kendrys Morales. Loaisiga is dealing with a right rotator cuff strain and is now not eligible to return until mid-July. He will not resume throwing for four weeks, and will then need to go through a rehab assignment before returning.