CHICAGO (AP) The New York Yankees placed Starlin Castro on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday with a strained right hamstring.
Castro was injured running out a ground ball in the third inning of New York’s 6-5 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. The second baseman is batting .313 with 12 home runs and 45 RBIs in 73 games.
Although an MRI on Tuesday morning revealed a Grade 1 strain, Castro doesn’t believe he’ll be sidelined long.
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”I don’t think it’s serious,” he said. ”When I woke up, I was walking normal.”
The Yankees recalled infielder Tyler Wade – one of the organization’s top prospects – from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Castro’s roster spot.
Wade, 22, wasn’t in the lineup Tuesday because Chicago started left-hander Jose Quintana. Yankees manager Joe Girardi plans to start Wade against right-handers.