Eduardo Nunez placed on 15-day disabled list; Yankees recall Alberto Gonzalez from Triple-A

05/12/2013 1:35 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

Adding to a growing list of injured players, the Yankees placed shortstop Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list.(AP)
The New York Yankees have placed Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list due to his left ribcage issue, and the team has selected the contract of recently-acquired utility infielder Alberto Gonzalez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace him on the active roster.

Nunez has not played since leaving last Sunday's game against Oakland with stiffness in his left rib cage, leaving the Yankees a man short on the bench for their last five games prior to this Sunday. Because he has not played since May 5, the move can be retroactive to May 6, which would make him eligible to return on May 21.

Now entering his second stint with the Yankees, Gonzalez, 30, was acquired early Friday morning from the Cubs and assigned him to Triple-A, but he did not appear in the RailRiders' win over Gwinnett on Saturday.

Because Gonzalez needed to be added to the 40-man roster, the Yankees also transferred first baseman Mark Teixeira to the 60-day disabled list to make room.

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