With Jeter going on the DL, the Yankees recalled infielder Dave Adams from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, designated infielder Brent Lillibridge for assignment and activated third baseman Alex Rodriguez from the disabled list. Jeter appeared to take an awkward step while making a play in Friday night’s 7-2 loss.
In other major league news, Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly says he thinks shortstop Hanley Ramirez will be out at least a few days with a right shoulder injury suffered in Sunday’s win over the Cubs. Nick Punto started at shortstop in place of Ramirez, who was hitting .361 with 11 homers and 37 RBIs. The Dodgers did get rookie Yasiel Puig (YAH’-see-ul pweeg) back in the lineup against the Cardinals in St. Louis after missing a day with a right thumb injury.
The Texas Rangers have recalled outfielder Engel Beltre from Triple-A Round Rock and selected the contract of outfielder Joey Butler from the same team after All-Star slugger Nelson Cruz received a 50-game suspension in Major League Baseball’s drug case. Cruz will miss the remainder of the regular season.
Source: Associated Press