CHICAGO — The New York Yankees put designated hitter Matt Holliday on the 10-day disabled list on Wednesday with a viral infection. In his place, they have called up another top prospect, third baseman Miguel Andujar.
The Yankees have spent the past few days trying to figure out what is wrong with Holliday, who reported feeling like he had no energy.
Holliday, 37, is hitting .262 with 15 home runs and 47 RBIs. Holliday’s DL stint is retroactive to June 25. He is heading back to New York for more tests.
“We have to survive this,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said.
Andujar, 22, has hit .312 between Double-A and Triple-A this season. He is DHing and batting seventh against the White Sox on Wednesday in his first start and could see some time at third base.
The Yankees also announced Wednesday that veteran Chris Carter has accepted an assignment to Triple-A Scranton. Carter is still owed $3.5 million by the Yankees.
Carter could come in handy, because Tyler Austin‘s hamstring is acting up. Austin was not in Wednesday’s lineup, and Girardi said he could be headed to the DL.
On Tuesday, the Yankees called up Tyler Wade, who, like Andujuar, is a well-thought-of prospect. Wade is making his first start on Wednesday, as well, in left.