Sore ribs finally landed Yankees infielder Eduardo Nunez on the disabled list Sunday, forcing the team to select the contract of Alberto Gonzalez from Triple-A Scranton-Wilkes Barre.
Nunez has been trying to deal with soreness on his left side for a while, and even hit in the batting cage when the team arrive in Kansas City. But he didn't progress to the point where he could play, instead becoming the 12th player to land on the Yankees' DL this season.
''Instead of trying to test it every day to see where he's at, we're just going to give him three, four, five days, maybe try to get him swinging early next week, in the middle sometime,'' Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. ''If he feels like he's ready, we'll try to get him out on some rehab games. It just wasn't where we wanted and we felt like we couldn't go any longer.''
The Yankees have been playing with a short bench while waiting for Nunez to come around for about a week. His move to the DL was backdated to May 6.
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