The Yankees have called up infielder Ramiro Pena to, at least temporarily, take the place of Alex Rodriguez who was placed on the DL with a broken finger today, according to Joel Sherman of the NY Post.
Sherman added that the only reason the Yankees went with Pena in this situation was to get a versatile player on the team as quickly as possible. Remember, Pena also has experience in the outfield if needed.
Expect them to make a change as it won’t be Pena who takes A-Rod’s place for the entire six to eight weeks he is expected to miss. It very well could be Eduardo Nunez who takes that spot, but he was only recently activated off the DL and they may be giving him a few games to get back into the swing of things. Or perhaps they’ll work out a trade between now and the end of the month.