The New York Yankees will place centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury on the 15-day disabled list after he left Tuesday's game with a right knee injury, according to a report by the YES Network. The team confirmed the report to Newsday.
Outfielder Slade Heathcott will be called up from Triple A to replace Ellsbury on the roster.
Ellsbury left Tuesday's game in the fourth inning after rounding the base paths and eventually scoring on a Chris Young RBI single. He appeared to tweak his knee during a swing in his at-bat earlier in the inning.
In 36 games this season heading into Tuesday's game against the Washington Nationals, Ellsbury has hit .324 with one home run and six RBIs.
Heathcott, a 2009 first-round draft pick, will make his major league debut with the call-up. Heathcott has hit .280 at Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre this season with one home run and 17 RBIs.