Yankees reliever Darren O’Day suffers seemingly “significant” hamstring injury

a person playing a game of baseball in front of a crowd: New York Yankees relief pitcher Darren O'Day.Wednesday night, the Yankees placed reliever Darren O’Day on the 10-day injured list due to a left hamstring strain. Manager Aaron Boone provided an update Thursday morning, telling reporters, including Randy Miller of NJ Advance Media, it appears to be a “significant” injury. O’Day, who suffered the injury during a recent pregame workout, was sent for an MRI.

The news is particularly concerning given the righty’s history. O’Day underwent season-ending surgery to repair a strain in the same hamstring while with the Orioles in 2018. Until the MRI results come back, it won’t be known whether he’ll require a similar procedure this time around, but it unfortunately seems there’s a possibility he’ll require an extended absence.

It’s the second major injury O’Day has dealt with this season. He suffered a right rotator cuff strain that landed him on the IL in early May and had only just returned last week. That has kept the veteran submariner to 10 2/3 innings of 3.38 ERA ball this season. When healthy, O’Day has generally been highly effective. He was one of the game’s best set-up men for much of his time in Baltimore and pitched to a 1.25 ERA/2.60 FIP across 21 2/3 frames with the Braves between 2019-20.

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