The New York Yankees made the move they were expected to make on Sunday, placing right-handed starting pitcher Bartolo Colon on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left hamstring. Outfielder Chris Dickerson was recalled from AAA Scranton-Wilkes Barre.
Colon, 38, suffered the injury while covering first base during Saturday’s game against Cleveland, which the Yankees won, 4-0. Colon (5-3, 3.10 ERA) had pitched 6.2 innings of shutout ball before being injured.
The Yankees are already minus starting pitcher Phil Hughes, who has been out since early in the season with apparent shoulder injuries. The Yankees also lost reliever Joba Chamberlain for the season last week with a torn elbow ligament, and have seen their bullpen decimated by injuries this season. Rafael Soriano and Pedro Feliciano, both signed as free agents in the offseason, are out with injuries. Soriano has an elbow injury and Feliciano a shoulder problem, and there is no timetable for either to return.