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Unfortunately for the Yankees, their biggest injury concerns are in the bullpen.
Already down Michael King and Chad Green — who are both out for the season due to injury — New York lost trade deadline acquisition Scott Effross, who hurt his elbow and will need Tommy John surgery, leaving him off the ALDS roster. Effross will be replaced on the roster by Miguel Castro.
News of Effross’ injury was first reported by the YES Network.
The Yankees will need to rely on relievers Clay Holmes, Jonathan Loaisiga, Lou Trivino and Wandy Peralta for high-leverage innings out of the bullpen. Boone said starters Jameson Taillon and Domingo German will both work out of the bullpen as well and that Taillon could be used in closing situations.
Additionally, utility man Marwin Gonzalez made the roster over infielder Oswald Peraza, who hit .306/.404/.429 with a homer in 18 games during a September call up. In 85 games this season, Gonzalez has hit .185/.255/,321 with six homers in 85 games, but can play any position in the infield.
The Yankees will host the Guardians in Game 1 of their division series at 7:37 ET Tuesday night.
Information from ESPN’s Marly Rivera was used in this report.