Girardi said the Yankees have been able to rule out mononucleosis. “At this point, I’m still sore, I think, ” Bird said. His eyes kind of look like they’re sagging back, that look you get.
NY had lost 11 of 14 entering Wednesday and trailed AL East leader Boston by a game.
While the move has not yet been officially announced by the Yankees, a corresponding roster move will need to be made in order to make room for the young outfielder. A day after sending Starlin Castro (hamstring) to the DL, the slumping Yankees did the same with seven-time MLB All-Star Holliday.
In 68 games with the Yankees, Holliday has been terrific with a.262/.366/.511 slash line and 15 home runs in 276 plate appearances.
Austin fractured his right ankle on a foul ball while taking batting practice early in spring training, delaying his season. The 22-year-old had a.312/.342/.494 slash line over 67 games with the Trenton Thunder this season before being promoted to the RailRiders on June 19.
Andujar found out late Tuesday night he was being called up. “They gave me a very nice welcome here, but for me, I’ve just got to be ready”. Chris Carter, designated for assignment last week, accepted a minor-league assignment to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and is once again a choice if needed.