The New York Yankees have placed Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with a hamstring strain suffered on Tuesday night. 

By Christian Kouroupakis

Things are spiraling out of control for the New York Yankees and now they have a nasty injury to deal with.

Designated hitter Alex Rodriguez pulled up before the first base bag and grabbed his hamstring after his groundout in the top of the fifth inning of last night’s 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles.

After stretching it for a bit in shallow right field, he jogged slowly off the field. He was then removed from the contest for pinch-hitter Dustin Ackley.

A-Rod was sent for an MRI and it revealed that he has suffered a hamstring strain. This injury came a week following Rodriguez’s oblique issue that caused him to miss two days.

Rodriguez was batting .194 on the season but in the past seven games owned a .304/.333/.826 slash line with three home runs and seven RBI.

Carlos Beltran was penciled in as the DH in tonight’s lineup against the Orioles as Aaron Hicks will likely take over as the starting right fielder until A-Rod returns from this DL stint.

To fill the lost roster spot, the Yankees recalled 24-year old James Pazos from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Pazos did not allow a single earned run in 11 relief appearances in the Bronx a year ago.

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