One of the Yankees ’players could not miss Tuesday’s left-handed match against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning with a tight left hamstring, the team announced.
Staff expert Gerrit Cole had already allowed three runs (two earned) when he hinted at the coach after Toronto’s Reese McGuire McGuire made a sacrifice for the second of the fourth. After a brief discussion with manager Aaron Boone, Cole trailed 3-1 with the Yankees.
Cole, 31, entered the game with a 14-6 record and started the 2.73 ERA with 215 strikeouts in 25 overs. He also gave a single home run to Alejandro Kirk in the second inning.
In his place was reliever Albert Abreu, who pulled the Yankees out of the innings without further damage.