Yankees’ Zack Britton out for year in postseason injury blow

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Zack Britton’s hopes of pitching successful the postseason are over.

The Yankees placed the left-handed reliever connected the 60-day injured database Saturday after helium exited Friday’s outing with “shoulder fatigue.” Britton was conscionable implicit 12 months removed from UCL country and pushed the timeline for a instrumentality truthful helium could assistance the Yankees successful the playoffs, but physically it did not enactment out.

“Basically it’s conscionable thing that we’re moving retired of clip present and having a small spot of fatigue, it’s 1 of those things you don’t privation to powerfulness done that and scope for much and past bash immoderate harm arsenic you’re coming back,” manager Aaron Boone said Saturday morning. “But he’s successful a bully spot heading into the offseason, truthful conscionable continuing with that.”

YankeesYankees reliever Zack Britton is done for the season.Charles Wenzelberg / New York Pos

The Yankees called up erstwhile Mets reliever Jacob Barnes from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to instrumentality Britton’s roster spot earlier their crippled against the Orioles.

The 34-year-old Britton, a pending escaped agent, ended up pitching successful 3 games, signaling 2 outs and walking six batters with 1 strikeout.

“I’m conscionable appreciative of however hard he’s worked to get to this constituent to springiness himself a chance,” Boone said. “Obviously coming backmost speedy by Tommy John standards, the rehab’s gone truly well. I consciousness similar a batch of things are lined up. It’s conscionable that last sharpness. At this constituent successful the season, conscionable benignant of up against it there. But helium worked his process disconnected to enactment himself successful this presumption and springiness himself an opportunity. Certainly respect that.”

The Yankees opted to adhd the right-handed Barnes to their roster alternatively of Miguel Castro oregon Albert Abreu, who precocious finished rehab assignments but whitethorn not beryllium activated from the IL.

“Good stuff, bully arm,” Boone said of Barnes. “Just wanted that sum contiguous with what we’re entering into with a doubleheader coming up [Tuesday] and immoderate roster situations. So he’ll apt get successful determination today.”

Boone said Clay Holmes (shoulder strain) would not beryllium going connected the IL due to the fact that it would instrumentality him retired of play for the ALDS. Holmes volition not transportation the remainder of the regular season, but the Yankees inactive expect him to beryllium acceptable conscionable earlier the ALDS begins connected Oct. 11.