Yankees put closer David Robertson on DL, add LHP Cabral
NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have put closer David Robertson on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained groin and recalled lefty reliever Cesar Cabral from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
The Yankees made the moves before Tuesday’s game against Baltimore. Robertson was listed retroactive to Monday.
Robertson posted two saves in three games as the replacement for retired Yankees closer Mariano Rivera before getting hurt. Robertson said he felt discomfort during Sunday’s outing at Toronto, and doesn’t expect to be sidelined for more than 15 days.
The 25-year-old Cabral made his major league debut last year with the Yankees, pitching 3 2-3 innings. He had a 0.00 ERA in 9 1-3 innings during spring training this year.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he wanted to add another left-hander with the team facing the Orioles and Boston this week.