Yankees place Alex Rodriguez on 15-day DL with strained hamstring

null null Baseball The New York Yankees announced Wednesday they have placed designated hitter Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring.Without Rodriguez in the l

ineup, New York will have Aaron Hicks play right field with Carlos Beltran moving into the DH slot. The Yankees also recalled left-handed pitcher James Pazos.  MORE:  's best players being paid to play for other teams | Panic time for Yanks?ROSTER MOVES: Placed DH Alex Rodriguez on the 15-day DL w/ a strained right hamstring, recalled LHP James Pazos from @swbrailriders— Yankees PR Dept. (@YankeesPR) May 4, 2016The decision to send the 40-year-old Rodriguez came following a Wednesday morning MRI after Rodriguez was injured during Tuesday night's 4-1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles. It was the sixth straight loss for the Yankees, who sit in the basement of the American League East with an 8-16 record. Rodriguez has also struggled this year, batting just .194, though he does lead the team with five home runs and 12 RBIs.

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