"It has been something that has been a tiny bit nagging him," Yankees manager Aaron Boone stated before Saturday's match against the Tigers at Comerica Park. "I think that it was something which was sort of minor which clearly he managed to sort of effort through and pitch . But I only feel like of course, his time getting started a little bit late with the shoulder difficulty, then addressing just a bit of a crab (issue) after which the hamstring, I presume if we put it all these up contributing elements for him not having this constant life on his fastball."
"He has talked about not being very robust and repeating his shipping actual nicely. I think if we look at these are things we must think about," Boone continued. "Hopefully permitting him to work out several matters automatically will get him at a much better location since clearly we know what he is capable of and we understand how important it's to be lasting."
Wilson reported the shoulder felt nice about Friday night, but confessed something was away this year. The left-hander, that gave up a two-run homer into Robbie Grossman -- a pitch later believing he'd gotten a called third strike -- at the Yankees 3-2 loss to the lowly Tigers has allowed nine earned runs in 13.1 innings this year. He's walked , struck out 12 and awarded four home runs -- including two in his past two appearances. The lefty gets the maximum flyball speed of his profession at 34 percent and contains a noticeable fall off at the vertical motion on his slider, based on Baseball Savant.
"I have not pitched well, but I have ," Wilson stated. "For some time there, I believe my delivery was poor, but when I got back on course, I left a few bad pitches and that I paid for it"
So too have the Yankees, that included Wilson about a $5.15 million, one-year deal following ditching Adam Ottavino's $9 million wages on the Red Sox. Together with Wilson's inconsistency, the Yankees felt that the necessity to make the movement for one more left-hander at Wandy Peralta. While he's been brilliant for the Yankees, it didn't cost them outfielder Mike Tauchman. That have definitely felt his lack when they dropped Aaron Hicks for the time to wrist operation.
They are going to have lefty set-up guy Zack Britton, who begins his rehabilitation duties on Saturday, coming back about fourteen days. In the other hand, they have Peralta and Lucas Luetge, that has passed Wilson from the pecking order.
Together with Wilson going on the IL, the Yankees now have nine players with injuries. He's among the 17 players that the Yankees have put on the IL this year.
Britton has been scheduled to start his rehabilitation assignment on Saturday with Double-A Somerset. The lefty setup man is predicted to require between four to six small league looks, meaning he is probably less than two weeks away from falling.
"That is still kind of this strategy," Boone said.
Boone reported that Britton will go every day after the first look. He will be returning to some bullpen, despite Friday's night collapse by Wilson, which was the one constant for the Yankees this year.