Tuesday August 4th, 2015

The New York Yankees placed newly acquired utility player Dustin Ackley on the 15-day disabled list with a right lumbar strain, and recalled pitcher Caleb Cotham, the team announced Tuesday.

According to ESPN's Andrew Marchand, Ackley has a herniated disk.

Ackley, who arrived in New York just last week after being traded from the Seattle Mariners, has not yet started a game with the Yankees. He went hitless in three at-bats against the Chicago White Sox over the weekend. 

The 27-year-old Ackley was expected to get more at-bats this week during New York's homestand against the Boston Red Sox. He is batting .212 with six home runs and 19 RBIs this season.

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Cotham, 27, was called up from Triple A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill Ackley's spot on the roster. The right-handed pitcher made his MLB debut Wednesday with the Yankees, and threw 1.2 shutout innings with four strikeouts against the Texas Rangers.

- Kayla Lombardo

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