NEW YORK (AP) —ain Friday Gleyber Torres Jersey , and things are only getting worse for a few of the players already on it.General manager Brian Cashman said right-handed reliever Dellin Betances will get a cortisone shot in his right shoulder Saturday, which will keep him out another 6 to 7 weeks. That came hours catcher Gary Sánchez became the 12th New York player added to the IL with a strained left calf.Betances opened the season on the IL after dealing with inflammation in his shoulder during spring training. Cashman said after a rain-shortened 9-6 loss to the Chicago White Sox that oral anti-inflammatories did not solve the issue, a determination made after Betances struggled through a simulated game Thursday.Betances had an MRI on Friday that showed inflammation centered around a bone spur in the back of his shoulder. Cashman said the Yankees have been aware of the spur since drafting the 6-foot-8 pitcher in 2006, but it hadn’t caused him discomfort until this spring. Betances is expected to be shut down for three weeks, then begin rehabbing with hopes of returning in late May.“The strong belief is that it will resolve,” Cashman said. “But obviously it’s a killer for a period of time.”The bullpen has struggled without Betances, part of why New York is 5-8 with four straight losses despite leading in 12 of 13 games. Chad Green has an 11.81 ERA after allowing two homers Friday. Jonathan Holder has a 5.19 ERA, and Zack Britton is at 4.76. Not that the rotation has been much help — only Masahiro Tanaka has reliably pitched deep into games.“We’re not getting the competitive play from the healthy guys that we should expect at the same time,” Cashman said.Sánchez was added to the IL a day after a precautionary MRI revealed his injury. Sánchez said through a translator that he was “surprised” by the MRI result Tyler Austin Jersey , believing the tightness he felt in his calf this week wouldn’t require him to miss more time. He was held out of the starting lineup Wednesday at Houston and struck out as a pinch-hitter. He said he felt fine after that game.He had the MRI during a day off Thursday, and the Yankees decided the strain was severe enough to warrant placing him on the 10-day IL, retroactive to Thursday. Sánchez hopes to return when he’s eligible.Manager Aaron Boone said Sánchez didn’t want to go on the IL, but the team convinced him to take the cautious route early in the season.“It’s frustrating because you want to play,” Sánchez said. “You want to play all the time.”Cashman also revealed that there is an ongoing mystery surrounding ace Luis Severino’s strained lat.Severino was scratched from what would have been his first spring training appearance with right shoulder inflammation. He was progressing well in his rehab, going through a promising long-toss session Saturday, before suddenly reporting discomfort playing catch Monday.Tests revealed a Grade 2 strain, which will prevent the young ace from throwing for six weeks. Cashman said he is perplexed because such a substantial strain usually happens “where you’re maxed out,” something that wasn’t a part of Severino’s rehab protocol.“I don’t know how a lat strain during his rehab process could have occurred http://www.yankeesfanproshop.com/authentic-giancarlo-stanton-jersey ,” Cashman said. “It’s a new injury. It’s a significant one.“There is nothing that I can provide for you that would explain how he wound up with a Grade 2 lat strain,” he added.More than half the Yankees starting lineup is hurt. Sánchez joined outfielders Giancarlo Stanton (strained left biceps) and Aaron Hicks (left lower back strain), shortstop Didi Gregorius (recovering from Tommy John surgery last October), third baseman Miguel Andújar (torn labrum in right shoulder) and shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (strained left calf) on the IL.New York will get left-hander CC Sabathia off the IL on Saturday. Sabathia is set to make his first start since having an angioplasty and right knee surgery during the offseason.The 38-year-old Sabathia had been rehabbing with Class A Tampa. He returned to New York on Wednesday, and his message to the clubhouse was simple.Andújar threw lightly Friday and also took swings off a tee. He’s attempting to avoid surgery for a small labrum tear in his right shoulder. Boone said the biggest concern is the throwing, and it’s still too soon to determine if the third baseman can rehab rather than have a season-ending operation.Boone also said Stanton and Hicks are recovering well, although neither is nearing an immediate return.New York recalled catcher Kyle Higashioka from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before the series opener against the White Sox.The Yankees injured list also includes pitchers Jordan Montgomery and Ben Heller, and oft-injured outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, who last played in 2017.New York is more than halfway to its 2018 total of 20 players who had disabled list stints.The Yankees sent left-hander Stephen Tarpley to Triple-A after Friday’s game. BALTIMORE–The defending World Series champion Houston Astros close the 2018 season with a trip to Baltimore this weekend Miguel Andujar Jersey , and the first game of their four-game series with the Orioles is set for Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET at Camden Yards.Houston already has clinched the American League West and will play the Indians in the Division Series. That starts on Oct. 5, and the Astros get home-field advantage there.The only time Houston would not hold the home-field advantage is if it meets Boston in the AL Championship Series as the Red Sox already have that locked up.Article continues below ...David Hess (3-10, 5.14 ERA) will start for the Orioles versus Houston right-hander Gerrit Cole (15-5, 2.92) on Thursday.Cole has given an already-strong Astros’ starting staff even more punch this season. He has won five in a row and last lost on Aug. 10. This will be the first time Cole has pitched against the Orioles this season — and in fact, he’s never gone against Baltimore in his career.Hess has been up and down during this rookie season. The right-hander has gone 1-5 in the past two months but pitched effectively on several occasions.This will be the first time he’s ever pitched against the Astros.Houston (100-58) is coming off of a 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on Wednesday in a game that really meant nothing. The Astros actually clinched the division total very early Wednesday morning when Oakland lost to Seattle.However, Houston officially celebrated in the locker room after the loss in Toronto, and now will prepare for this four-game series in Baltimore that really holds little meaning except that the Astros want to go into the playoffs on a good note.“We’re the only team that can repeat, and our team needs to know that,” Houston manager AJ Hinch told reporters. “It’s important for us to have our moment and lock back in. In a week Tim Tebow Jersey , we’re going to play real baseball.”Baltimore is starting the final series of an historically poor season. To make matters worse, the Orioles have run out of pitchers at times, especially in the starting rotation, which is a big reason they went with a committee approach in Wednesday’s day-night doubleheader in Boston.Plus, most of the pitchers Baltimore is using do not have a lot of major league experience and are being hit hard as they get used to life at this level.“There are better days ahead for those guys,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter said of the young pitchers. “But it’s a tough learning curve. (However) it’s never as bad as it seems or as good as it seems.”The Orioles are coming into this series after splitting a day-night doubleheader in Boston on Wednesday. Boston crushed Baltimore 19-3 in the first game — the biggest margin of defeat the Orioles (46-112) have suffered in this forgetful season.However, Baltimore bounced back and pulled out a 10-3 victory in the nightcap, thanks to seven runs in the final three innings.