Beltran placed on disabled list
The Yankees placed Carlos Beltran on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday with a bone spur in his right elbow.
Beltran started feeling discomfort in his elbow during Monday’s game against the Mets at Yankee Stadium. He said that no discussion has yet been had regarding surgery; at this time, the Yankees are hoping rest and cortisone will help the injury.
“I’m getting better, but not to the point where I’m capable to swing the bat,” Beltran said.
Beltran said that if his situation does not improve in two weeks, surgery would be on the table. Beltran said that he has been told surgery would set him back for six to eight weeks.
“If in 15 days it doesn’t get better, then we have to talk about it and make another decision,” he said.
In a corresponding roster move, the Yankees purchased the contract of right-hander Chase Whitley; Whitley is starting Thursday and making his big league debut.
To create room on the 40-man roster for Whitley, the Yankees reinstated right-hander Bruce Billings from the disabled list and designated him for assignment.