Asher Wojciechowski leaves Sunday's Yankees-Jays game after feeling 'something in his lat'


Asher Wojciechowski left Sunday’s Yankees-Blue Jays game in the bottom of the seventh inning after feeling something in his right lat muscle.

With one out in the seventh, Wojciechowski immediately reached for his right arm near his bicep after throwing a 1-0 pitch to Teoscar Hernandez. The pitch was a called strike, and catcher Rob Brantly immediately sprinted to the mound, bringing manager Aaron Boone and trainer Steve Donohue out of the dugout.

After a brief consultation, Wojciechowski was pulled from the game and replaced by Lucas Luetge, who ended up allowing a solo home run to Hernandez – the first run Luetge has allowed this spring – before recording the next two outs.

“He felt something in his lat, so we’ll see what we have there,” manager Aaron Boone said after the game. “Hopefully it’s nothing too serious that keeps him out too long. Before that, he was throwing the ball well, even going back to his last couple times out.”

Wojciechowski, 32, was a non-roster invitee to Yankees camp after signing a minor-league deal this winter. Prior to Sunday, when he had thrown 1 1/3 scoreless innings with three strikeouts, “Woj” had appeared in three spring games, allowing six runs (five earned) in 4 1/3 innings.

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