Yankees put Kelly Johnson on the DL 7


The New York Yankees have placed Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a left groin strain. As a corresponding move, the Yankees have called up LHP Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre. To make a move for Leroux on the 40-man roster, the Yankees have designated RHP Bruce Billings for assignment.

Johnson was pulled from yesterday’s game after feeling tightness in his groin. He was ultimately replaced by Ichiro Suzuki. In 77 games with the Yankees this season, Johnson is hitting .219 with 6 home runs and 22 RBI’s.

7 thoughts on “Yankees put Kelly Johnson on the DL

  • tom

    I get feeling that Rob Refsynder will join with us soon.

    Billings could return to AAA if he clears DFA process. Leroux would be DFAed to make a room for Rob Refsnyder.

    If Teixeria's lat injury doesn't get better then John Ryan Murphy should replace Leroux's spot tomorrow or Friday.

    Whenever Leroux is DFAed, that 40 man spot will belong to Refsnyder. Mark it.

  • Rob Abruzzese

    I think the people that criticized Brian Cashman for not signing a proper backup first baseman were right. I stood up for him at the time, but mostly because I thought that they would indeed eventually get a real backup first baseman and I wasn't sweating it.

    I mean, how do you spend a half of billion dollars and the Yankees haven't had a first baseman for a good chunk of the season? Teixeira has missed 23 games and it doesn't sound like he's only missing 3 or 4 games this time around as the Yankees insist.

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