Chavez to DL; Nix called up, starts in left field
Jayson Nix has had his contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and is in the Yankees’ lineup tonight in Kansas City, batting ninth. Nix played left field once in Spring Training and once at Triple-A this week in advance of the move.
In a corresponding roster move, Eric Chavez has been placed on baseball’s seven-day concussion disabled list. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Chavez was pretty “foggy” and that it is impossible to tell if he will need more than just the minimum seven days.
To create room on the 40-man roster for Nix, right-hander Joba Chamberlain was transferred from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.