TORONTO — Kind of puts a different spin on the chase for 28.
The Yankees announced Sunday morning that they had placed lefthander Stephen Tarpley on the injured list with a left elbow impingement, making him the 27th player they’ve put on the IL this season.
“It’s been crazy, obviously,” manager Aaron Boone said of the injury total. “Been tough to go through, but it’s also been something that I feel like has bonded us together.”
Needing to cover themselves for the day, the Yankees signed righthander Brady Lail and lefthander Joe Mantiply to major-league contracts and put them on the 25-man roster.
“Some fresh arms in case we got into kind of a funky situation,” Boone said before Sunday’s 1-0 win over the Blue Jays.
It is the first call to the big leagues for Lail, 26, an 18th-round pick of the Yankees in 2012. Mantiply, 28, acquired Friday from the Reds for cash considerations, has appeared in five big-league games, all with the Tigers in 2016.
In addition to the Tarpley move, Giancarlo Stanton (right knee sprain) was placed on the 60-day IL to free up space on the 40-man roster. There is nothing to read into Stanton’s transfer; he cannot come off that list before Aug. 25 anyway. He started light baseball activities just last week and at best isn’t expected to be ready until sometime in September.
Gleyber Torres, who dealt with discomfort in his core last week, started for the first time since leaving Tuesday’s game in Baltimore. He had no apparent issues and went 0-for-3 with a solid game at shortstop.
Bullpen session for CC
CC Sabathia (right knee inflammation) threw a bullpen session and will throw another one Tuesday, Boone said. He likely will be reinserted into the rotation next weekend against Cleveland.