Blue Jays place INF Nix on DL with bruised shin

The Toronto Blue Jays have placed infielder Jayson Nix on the

disabled list with a bruised left shin and called up infielder Mike

McCoy from Triple-A Las Vegas.

McCoy started at second base in Saturday’s game against the

Tampa Bay Rays.

Nix started at second in Friday’s 6-4, 11-inning win over the

Rays but came out of the game in the second inning after Sean

Rodriguez slid into him breaking up a double play. Nix was already

nursing a sore knee before the injury to his shin.

In 17 games, Nix is batting .244 with two homers and five RBIs,

while McCoy is batting .364 with no RBIs in seven games.

Third baseman Edwin Encarnacion was a late scratch from

Saturday’s starting lineup because of a sore left wrist.