The Oakland Athletics placed Chris Young on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left quadriceps and recalled fellow outfielder Michael Taylor from Triple-A Sacramento.
The team says Taylor took a redeye flight to New York and is available for Saturday’s game against the Yankees.
Young was injured during Monday night’s 19-inning victory over the Angels and was placed on the DL retroactive to April 30. He is batting .172 with four homers and 15 RBI in his first season with Oakland.
The 27-year-old Taylor, once a highly touted prospect, was hitting .329 with five homers and 16 RBI in 18 games with the River Cats. He went 0 for 6 with the A’s last month, and manager Bob Melvin says he is likely to get playing time against left-handed pitching.