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Yankees put Eduardo Nunez on 15-day disabled list, transfer Mark Teixeira to 60-day disabled list

May 12, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

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As first reported by Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, the Yankees have placed utilityman Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list with a rib cage injury. Alberto Gonzalez has been called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill the vacant roster spot and Mark Teixeira was shifted to the 60-day disabled list as a procedural move.

Teixeira is still on track to return around early June.

Nunez has been bothered by tightness in his rib cage since early last week. An MRI taken last Monday morning ruled out any significant structural damage, but the 25-year-old still isn’t feeling quite right.

The move was made retroactive to May 6, so Nunez can return in less than 10 days. He has batted .200/.290/.275 with no homers in 95 plate appearances this season while playing primarily at shortstop.

  1. randygnyc - May 12, 2013 at 3:39 PM

    Nix, the replacement, of the replacement player, is doing just fine holding down the fort until our first string, All-star, first ballot hall of famer gets back. DOOM!!!

  2. insidefastball - May 12, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Nunez is really blowing a golden opportunity this season being out of the lineup so often. He just can’t seem to last a week without something else going wrong.

  3. proudlycanadian - May 12, 2013 at 5:14 PM

    Congratulations to the Yankees on winning another game. The only AL East team to lose today was Boston.

    • uyf1950 - May 12, 2013 at 5:31 PM

      proudly my friend, I get the feeling there is a small dig at Boston in your comment. Now remember you know how sensitive those Red Sox fans are.

      • proudlycanadian - May 12, 2013 at 5:51 PM

        If their team can’t beat a starting pitcher who is just up from Double A and had only thrown 5 innings so far this season, then Red Sox fans have a reason to be sensitive.

  4. randygnyc - May 12, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    The sox are performing to their talent over the last 2 weeks or so. Funny how they’ve begun losing games at an alarming pace since Bucholz got caught cheating. Heartfelt thank you to the blue jays for exposing this scandal and putting an exclamation point on the matter this weekend.

    • badintent - May 13, 2013 at 1:31 AM

      AND MANY THANKS to the ex-jays Wells and Overbay for carrying the O load until we get back our boys.Feel that Thunder ? It’s 125 homers a year about to hit the Yankee lineup soon !! Can ya smell what the Rock is cooking now ????

  5. jwbiii - May 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Alberto Gonzalez was at SWB? I thought he was at Texas Tech.

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