The Yankees have placed RHP Domingo German on the 10-day IL with a left hip flexor strain, the team announced on Sunday.
After having a solid start to the season, German has faltered lately. He allowed just two homers in his first seven starts of the season, but his last six has seen 10 long balls. His latest start against the Indians on Friday saw four earned runs over six innings, that included two homers.
This injury, though, may the reason for German's lack of control and accuracy of his arsenal. Overall, he is still having a good season, as he is tied for the league lead in wins with nine. He also owns a modest 3.86 ERA over 70 innings of work with 77 strikeouts.
The corresponding move for German hitting the IL is LHP Stephen Tarpley getting called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.