Parmelee becomes 4th Yankees first baseman on disabled list

BY foxsports • June 10, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Parmelee has become the fourth New York Yankees first baseman on the disabled list, joining Mark Teixeira, Greg Bird and Dustin Ackley.

Parmelee went on the DL Friday, a day after injuring his right hamstring while stretching to grab shortstop Didi Gregorius' throw in a 6-3 win over the Los Angeles Angels. Parmelee, who had homered twice Wednesday in his first Yankees start, fell into a split while catching the ball for an inning-ending out.

New York filled his roster spot by recalling right-hander Chad Green from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Teixeira, a three-time All-Star, went on the DL on June 4 because of torn cartilage in his right knee. Bird, projected as his backup, is out for the season following surgery Feb. 2 to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Ackley tore the labrum in his right shoulder on May 29 while diving back to first base on a pickoff attempt and needed season-ending surgery.

Rookie Rob Refsnyder is likely to play first regularly in the short term. New York could bring up Nick Swisher from Triple-A.

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