BALTIMORE (AP) — New York Yankees reliever and Rhode Island native Michael King is out for the season after he fractured his right elbow in a game against Baltimore this weekend.
The right-hander out of Bishop Hendricken High School walked off the mound in the eighth inning Friday night after a pitch to Ramón Urías.
The 27-year-old King has been a valuable member of the bullpen on the team with the best record in the majors. He is 6-3 with one save and a 2.29 ERA in 34 games. He struck out 66 in 51 innings.
King has pitched in parts of four seasons for the Yankees, going 9-9 with a 3.84 ERA in 66 games.