Yankees put Kelly Johnson on the DL

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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.

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7 Responses to Yankees put Kelly Johnson on the DL

  1. tom says:

    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.

  2. 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.

    • Mark Panuthos says:

      my series two years ago – Contracts Can Kill – its all coming true.

      just sayin'

      • That's true. It's all worth it for the 2009 World Series though.

        • Mark Panuthos says:

          well …..

          the Yankees forked out over one billion for the new and "improved" Yankee stadium back in 2009. They need to fill expensive seats. Will they do that once the Yankees are eliminated from contention? I'm amazed at how well they are pitching despite all the injuries, but I don't seem them contending even for a wild card.

          Next year looks gloomy as well – even with a completely healthy starting rotation, the Yanks are at best the third-best rotation in the AL East. ARod will be back (provided they don't dig up more dirt on him) and his $25 million will count against the salary cap. He'll be 42. Teixiera doesn't seem to be able to play 140 games a season anymore, there's another $20 or so million and we've got two more years with Beltran – my point is we're loaded with potential DH's, but we'll have no more power, our defense will be average at best and while I LOVE Cervelli, catching will be a question mark.

          Plus, Jeter's gone next year as well.

          So, I'm seeing at least 3 consecutive years without making the playoffs.

          Whereas right now, I agree, I'm pretty happy with the 2009 ring, do you see us winning another by 2019?

          • mlblogsnewyorkyankees13 says:

            Going into today, the Yankees are only .5 out for the Wild Card.and three games out of first. They're doing a pretty good job at contending so far.

          • Mark Panuthos says:

            Joe Girardi is awesome.

            do you really see Whitley, Greene, Phelps, and McCarthy keeping the Yankees in contention over the next 60 games?

            Plus, we have no power.