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.