CLEVELAND, OH - JULY 02: Michael King #34 of the New York Yankees pitches during the seventh inning in game two of a doubleheader against the Cleveland Guardians at Progressive Field on July 2, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Nick Cammett/Getty Images)

The need for help out of the Yankees bullpen only increased after word came down late Friday that Michael King suffered a fractured right elbow in the Bombers 7-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles, and will miss the rest of the 2022 season.

The 27-year old King had been lights out for the Yankees out of the bullpen, pitching to a 2.29 ERA, a career best. Overall, King was 6-3 with a save and 16 holds in 51 innings pitched.

It will be interesting to see how this affects the Yankees plans moving forward. Down in Somerset Ron Marinaccio pitched well for the in a rehab assignment for the Double-A Patriots. He was transferred to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre after the game on Friday. Marinaccio hold a 2.33 ERA in 17 games in the majors this year.

Of course trades are a very distinct possibility. With the loss of King, the need for a pitcher or multiple pitches only increases.