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MLB Injury News:
The revolving door to the New York Yankees' disabled list continues to turn. On Wednesday, July 3, the Yankees placed infielder Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right hamstring. NBC Sports.com's Aaron Gleeman reported the news late Friday afternoon, and Yankees beat writer Bryan Hoch confirmed it in a Wednesday afternoon tweet.
Jayson Nix to disabled list. MRI revealed Grade 2 strain of right hamstring.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 3, 2013
Nix last played on July 1. He was hitting .236 overall on the season playing both third base and shortstop. Nix was the third in line for the shortstop position. Derek Jeter has not played a game since Spring Training. Eduardo Nunez filled in until he hit the 60-day DL on May 6 with a strained oblique. Nunez began a Minor League rehab assignment on July 2.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has already found a fourth shortstop to replace Nix on the roster. Earlier in the day, the Yankees signed former Los Angeles Dodger Luis Cruz, who earlier this week opted for free agency over getting sent to Triple-A. Hoch announced the Cruz signing later Wednesday afternoon.
Yankees have officially announced the signing of infielder Luis Cruz.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 3, 2013
Cruz is slated to play shortstop on Wednesday night. He was hitting just .127 in 45 games for the Dodgers, but at this point, the Yankees do not have much choice. Jeter. Nunez, and Alex Rodriguez are not due back until after the All-Star break, and Kevin Youkilis is out until late August. That keeps David Adams (.189) at third base while Cruz takes shortstop.
Counting Nix, the Yankees now have nine players on their 40-man roster officially on the disabled list.
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