The Yankees placed veteran Josh Donaldson on the 10-day disabled list on Sunday. The 3B/BD appeared relaxed when he ran to first after hitting a groundout in the seventh inning of the Bombers’ 6-3 win over the Rockies at Coors Field on Saturday night. After the game, manager Aaron Boone said Donaldson would have an MRI on his right calf.
Oswald Peraza was called up from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Boone said Donaldson has been dealing with calf issues all season. The slugger missed nearly two months of play from early April to early June after injuring his right hamstring and thumb.
“You never want to hurt. You never want to lose people,” Boone said. “That’s part of the game.”
The 13-year Major League Baseball player struggled at the plate when he was in the lineup. He went 0-for-4 Saturday and has a .142 average after 106 at-bats.
Beraza comes in to give the Yankees depth in the infield. The Venezuelan has a .261/.352/.495 batting line for Triple-A this season, but he hasn’t fared well in limited opportunities with the big team.