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Yankees Place Francisco Cervelli On 60-Day DL, Call Up Scott Sizemore

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The New York Yankees will be without Francisco Cervelli for at least two months after the catcher strained his right hamstring running out a ground ball during Sunday’s win over the Boston Red Sox.

New York is dealing with several infield injuries, the latest to Cervelli, who was filling in at first base. He was put on the 60-day disabled list Tuesday.

Cervelli left in the fourth inning Sunday after getting hurt running to first. While originally called out, Cervelli was ruled safe after a video review — giving New York its third run of the game.

“It’s good hustle by Cervy. Unfortunately, I believe we’ve lost him for a little bit,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “As we know, divisions and wild card spots come down to one game. That was an important run.”

Cervelli had an MRI that showed a grade 2 right hamstring strain.

Also on Tuesday, catcher John Ryan Murphy was recalled from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and the Yankees selected the contract of infielder Scott Sizemore from Scranton.

The team announced the roster moves after postponing Tuesday’s game against the Chicago Cubs. It will be made up Wednesday as part of a day-night doubleheader.

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