Yankees utilityman Dustin Ackley will miss the rest of the regular season with a torn labrum, manager Joe Girardi announced Tuesday.
Ackley will have surgery on his right shoulder after injuring it on a slide returning to first base on a pick-off attempt. It was originally thought to be a dislocation, and he was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Monday.
“It felt like it kind of got jammed a little bit when I went back in," Ackley told reporters on Sunday. “I couldn't really tell exactly what happened. I've never had any shoulder things in the past before, so it's hard for me to pinpoint what it was.”
Ackley, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2009 draft, was acquired at last season’s trade deadline from the Seattle Mariners and has struggled this season, batting .148 in 28 games at first base, second base, rightfield and designated hitter.