Yankees put Nix on DL, sign Cruz as replacement SS



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The New York Yankees have placed infielder Jayson Nix on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring and signed infielder Luis Cruz.

The moves were made before Wednesday night’s game at Minnesota.

Nix didn’t play against the Twins on Tuesday but said then he thought he would be able to play after a day to rest. But Yankees manager Joe Girardi said an MRI test revealed a more severe Grade 2 strain than initially believed, and the team decided to shut down Nix.

The 29-year-old Cruz was let go by the Los Angeles Dodgers last week after hitting just .127 in 118 at-bats. Cruz has played shortstop, third base and second base during stints with Milwaukee and Pittsburgh since making his major league debut in 2008.