Yankees worried over elbow injury to RHP King

by Daryn Albert - The Yankees have not announced a diagnosis for Michael King, who left Friday's game against the Orioles with an elbow injury, but manager Aaron Boone and teammates expressed concern for the right-hander.

New York Yankees reliever Michael King leaves game with elbow injury 7:37 AM ET ESPN New York Yankees reliever Michael King left Friday's game after suffering an injury to his right, throwing elbow, with the team concerned the injury could be significant. King exited in the eighth inning after throwing a pitch to Baltimore Orioles third baseman Ramon Urias . The Yankees have not announced a diagnosis for King, but the New York Post reported that he suffered a fractured right elbow and will miss the rest of the season. Yankees manager Aaron Boone also did not reveal a status for King after the game, a 7-6 New York win , but expressed his worry for the 27-year-old right-hander. "He's been one of the best pitchers in the league," Boone told reporters. "I hope and pray the best for King." Right-hander Jameson Taillon said the mood among the Yankees was "somber" over King. "He's a hard worker. I know he'll get back here and get back to the same spot he was in," Taillon told reporters. "It's never easy seeing a guy walk off the field. You think about his girlfriend and family watching. That's not easy for anyone." King has a career-best 2.29 ERA this season to go with a 6-3 record, one save and 16 holds in 34 appearances.