Parmelee becomes 4th Yankees first baseman on disabled list
NEW YORK (AP) Chris Parmelee is expected to miss at least a month after becoming the latest New York Yankees first baseman to get injured.
Parmelee was put on the 15-day disabled list Friday, a day after he strained his right hamstring stretching for a throw. He joined Mark Teixeira, Greg Bird and Dustin Ackley as Yankees first basemen on the DL.
''Not a lot of options,'' manager Joe Girardi said.
Rob Refsnyder started at first as the Yankees opened a series against Detroit. Mostly a second baseman during his pro career, he's been getting some work at first lately.
''He's going to be our everyday first baseman. That's the plan right now,'' Girardi said.
Backup catcher Austin Romine also can fill-in at the spot.
The Yankees recently signed Nick Swisher after he was cut by Atlanta. The former slugger is playing at Triple-A and asked whether Swisher would be a candidate, Girardi said team officials who have been evaluating the 35-year-old said he wasn't hitting especially well.
''Not the right time,'' Girardi said.
Parmelee was injured when reached 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. Girardi said the Yankees wanted an extra arm in the bullpen at this point.
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.