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Yankees put Jayson Nix on the disabled list, sign Dodgers castoff Luis Cruz

Jul 3, 2013, 5:10 PM EDT

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Derek Jeter has yet to play this season, his shortstop fill-in Eduardo Nunez is on the disabled list with an oblique injury, and now the fill-in’s fill-in, Jayson Nix, is on the DL with a hamstring strain.

Nix has been the Yankees’ primary shortstop since mid-May, but has hit just .236 with two homers and a .607 OPS in 73 games. Of course, that looks like pretty solid production compared to the infielder the Yankees just signed to fill his roster spot, Luis Cruz, who was let go by the Dodgers earlier this week after hitting .127 in 45 games.

So now the Yankees are on their fourth-string shortstop and Cruz has gone from being employed by the team with MLB’s second-highest payroll to being employed by the team with MLB’s highest payroll.

  1. historiophiliac - Jul 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    What? They couldn’t pick up his brother from the Phillies??

  2. scotttheskeptic - Jul 3, 2013 at 5:28 PM

    Of course not, Historio, Amaro has to hold a wasted roster spot, and Laynce is it. Joining the lineage of Eric Bruntlet, Michael Martinez, et al…

  3. proudlycanadian - Jul 3, 2013 at 5:30 PM

    GLOOM!

  4. jaredo10 - Jul 3, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    great now we just need a Spanish catcher and first baseman. and there living LA Vida loca

  5. jayscarpa - Jul 3, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Sterling and Waldman will be very upset, they love the guy.

  6. theskinsman - Jul 4, 2013 at 5:12 AM

    But Sterling/Waldman are in full on celebration mode…the Yankees have moved all the way up to 3rd place!!! Never mind Nix, the Captain is coming.

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