RP - FA
Luis Avilan had an MRI on Thursday at the New York Presbyterian Hospital, which revealed left shoulder inflammation. He was subsequently placed on the injured list.
The reliever has a 4.32 ERA and a 1.68 WHIP with nine strikeouts over 8.1 innings so far this season.
The Yankees purchased the contract of Luis Avilan from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Avilan will pitch out of the bullpen for New York this year. It's unlikely he holds much fantasy value, though.
Luis Avilan recorded two outs in the ninth inning on Thursday against the Royals to record his first-ever save
Pretty much every relief pitcher on the White Sox faced a batter or two on Thursday, and it's unclear whether Avilan will be in consideration for future saves. For now, there's no reason to rush to pick him up but if he locks down another save, he may be worth owning.
Luis Avilan gave up the game-winning, walk-off home run to Matt Wieters on Monday night in another poor effort from the Braves bullpen.
If Jim Johnson is to be traded by the deadline, Braves fans should be hoping Jason Frasor takes over the closing duties and not Luis Avilan, who has been mediocre at best this season. Fantasy-wise, if he's not piling up saves, he has no value.
Luis Avilan recorded his 11th hold of the season on Tuesday night versus the Dodgers.
It looks as though Luis Avilan will be the eighth inning guy for the Braves - considering that they don't make any deals before the deadline. As such, Avilan may be first in line to save games should Jim Johnson find himself traded.