New York Yankees pitcher Domingo German, who is tied for the major league lead with nine wins, was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday with a left hip flexor strain.
The Yankees announced the move one day after German struggled for a third consecutive start in Friday’s 5-2 loss to the Indians.
German will undergo an MRI on Monday, manager Aaron Boone announced Sunday.
The Yankees did not announce whether German suffered the injury in Friday’s game. The right-hander allowed four runs in six innings against Cleveland and has an 8.59 ERA in his past three starts.
Before his recent struggles, German had been a stabilizing force in New York’s injury-plagued starting rotation. He is 9-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 13 games — 12 starts — this season and is tied with Justin Verlander, Hyun-Jin Ryu and Lucas Giolito for the major league lead in wins.
The Yankees recalled left-hander Stephen Tarpley from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace German on the 25-man roster.
German, 26, becomes the latest Yankees starting pitcher to spend time on the IL. Luis Severino has not pitched yet this season because of a shoulder injury, while James Paxton and CC Sabathia also have had IL stints over the first two months of the season.
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