Holliday joins Castro, Hicks, Bird, Sabathia on Yanks' DL
ABS-CBN Sports on Jun 29, 2017 10:21 AM
New York Yankees' Matt Holliday hits a home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer
CHICAGO (AP) — Matt Holliday, who has a viral infection, has joined Starlin Castro, Aaron Hicks and Greg Bird on the disabled list of the slumping New York Yankees.
Manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday that Holliday returned to New York for more tests. Girardi said doctors ruled out mononucleosis.
"We're really not seeing much improvement," Girardi said. "I think our biggest concern is with the fatigue factor and him not eating a lot. Even if he did start to feel better it would take three or four days to get his strength back, so when you start to add that all up you're looking at 10 days."
He said Holliday has tended to feel worse as a day wears on.
"I think he's probably lost a little weight," Girardi said. "His eyes kind of look like they're sagging back, that look you get. It just doesn't look like a very energetic person."
New York had lost 11 of 14 entering Wednesday and trailed AL East leader Boston by a game.
The 37-year-old Holliday is batting .262 with 15 homers and 47 RBIs in 68 games in his first season in New York. The move was made retroactive to Sunday.
Castro went on the DL on Tuesday with a strained right hamstring injury, a day after Hicks was disabled because of a strained right oblique. Bird has not played for the Yankees since May 1 because of a bruised right ankle. Pitchers CC Sabathia (strained left hamstring) and Adam Warren (right shoulder inflammation) also are on the DL.
New York recalled infielder Miguel Andujar from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and he was the designated hitter in his major league debut. The 22-year-old began the season with Double-A Trenton, where he hit .312 with seven homers and 52 RBIs, then batted .308 in seven games at Triple-A Scranton.