The Yankees star slugger Alex Rodriguez was placed on the DL this week after he had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his knee and will be out 4-6 weeks as a result. So the Yankees called up outfielder Greg Golson to take his place, at least temporarily, on the roster.
Manager Joe Girardi cited the amount of left handed starters they are facing this week as the reason they called up Golson. Eduardo Nunez is taking A-Rod’s place at third base so there is a good chance they will eventually call-up an infielder to be the backup infielder at some point.
Golson, a 25-year-old former 1st round draft pick, has actually done quite well in Triple-A this season. In 61 games he has a .295 average with a .782 OPS. He is also very strong defensively so there is a change, albeit a small one, that he could stay in the majors and the Yankees could demote Chris Dickerson when they decide they want an extra infielder.