NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Yankees have placed third baseman Luis Cruz on the 15-day disabled list due to a right knee sprain.
The Yankees have been in trouble at the hot corner due to injuries to Alex Rodriguez (hip surgery/quad strain) and Kevin Youkilis (back surgery). Infielder David Adams will be called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill in for the injured Cruz.
Cruz has played in 61 games this season for the Bombers while posting a .145 batting average and 11 RBIs in 173 at-bats. The 29-year-old sprained his knee when the spike on his cleat got stuck in the grass while he was going for a pop-up.
Cruz’s knee sprain makes him the 17th Yankee on the DL this year.
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