NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 22: Carlos Beltran #36 of the New York Yankees connects on a fifth inning double against the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium on June 22, 2015 in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Phillies defeated the Yankees 11-8. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The Yankees have announced veteran Carlos Beltran has been placed on the disabled list with an oblique strain, retroactive July 1st. The switch-hitting outfielder is hitting .260 with seven homeruns and 30 runs batted in this season in pinstripes.
Beltran, 38, felt a pinch during an at-bat on July 1st vs. the Los Angeles Angles.
The Yankees are hoping Jacoby Ellsbury will be able to return from his rehab assignment sooner rather than later to re-join the Yankees roster with injury news to Beltran. It was first thought Beltran would not see any time on the disabled list, but further evaluation has led to the 18 year pro to be placed on the DL.
In corresponding moves, the Yankees have recalled outfielder Ramon Flores and Gregorio Petit. The team has also sent outfielder Taylor Dugas down to the minors.
Flores has seen time in the majors as he is hitting .250 with a double in 28 major leauge at-bats this season. The outfielder has impressed in the field by showing a strong arm, as he has thrown out two runners at the plate this year.
Petit, 30, has moved up and down between the majors and minors, hitting just .184 with five runs batted in with the big leauge club. The infielder has provided depth for the Yankees, especially at second base.
Dugas got the call up by the Yankees after Beltran was initially hurt on July 1st but did not receive any at-bats as he was called up to provide outfield depth.
The Yankees outfield has been bit by the injury bug this season as Beltran joins Ellsbury, Mason Williams, and Slade Heathcott to spend time on the DL.