Yankees place 1B Mark Teixeira on DL, recall RHP Nick Rumbelow from Triple-A
09/04/2015 11:40 AM ET
Mark Teixeira exits the field after a game against the Houston Astros.(AP)
The New York Yankees announced Friday that they have placed 1st baseman Mark Teixeira on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 27th, with a right shin bone bruise, and recalled RHP Nick Rumbelow from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Teixeira, who is hitting .255 with 31 HRs and 79 RBIs in 111 games this season, originally suffered the injury when he fouled a ball off his right leg in the 6th inning of the Yankees' August 17th win over Minnesota.
He would leave the game after that plate appearance and missed the next week, returning to start at 1st base in the Yankees' August 25 loss to Houston. Teixeira played just 7 innings in that 15-1 loss, however, and has not played since pinch-hitting in the 9th inning of the next day's loss to Houston.
Teixeira was reevaluated earlier this week, and that examination revealed that the bone bruise has not healed at all and there is some soft-tissue inflammation around the injury. He will be on crutches for the short-term, but the Yankees expect him to return before the end of the season.
Rumbelow, 23, has had 3 stints with the Yankees this year, going 1-0 with a 2.79 ERA in 10 games, and he is also 2-3 with a 4.27 ERA and 8 saves in 37 appearances with the RailRiders.
He was not originally one of the Yankees' Sept. 1st call-ups because he was optioned to Triple-A on August 26th and had to spend 10 days in the minors before being eligible to return; however, per MLB rules, any player in the organization is eligible to be added if another goes on the disabled list, so Teixeira's disabling made Rumbelow available a few days early.