NEW YORK (AP) — Minnesota Twins starter John Gant lasted just 12 pitches against the New York Yankees on Monday, leaving after straining his lower abdomen.
Twins manager Rocco Baldelli said after the Twins’ 6-5, 10-inning loss that Gant will go on the injured list.
Gant, a 29-year-old right-hander, retired DJ LeMahieu and Brett Gardner on groundouts starting the bottom of the first and walked Aaron Judge on four pitches.
Baldelli and head athletic trainer Michael Salazar went to the mound, spoke briefly with the pitcher and Gant was removed. Gant’s fastball velocity down about 4 mph from its season average of 92 mph-plus.