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Greg Golson Promoted As Alex Rodriguez Goes On Disabled List

Well, obviously the New York Yankees are not listening to me when it comes to replacing Alex Rodriguez on their 25-man active roster. The Yankees today placed Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list (he will be out much longer than that) and the choice to replace him on the roster was not highly-touted prospect Jesus Montero.

Instead, the Yankees promoted a spare outfielder, Greg Golson, from AAA Scranton Wilkes-Barre. Golson, 25, was hitting .295 with five home runs and 25 RBI at AAA.

The right-handed hitting and throwing outfielder played 24 games with the Yankees last season, batting .261 with no home runs and two RBI. He made a reputation as a good defensive outfielder with a rocket arm. He could be used as a defensive replacement for right-fielder Nick Swisher, and might get some starts in left field -- where the ineffective Andruw Jones has been getting starts against left-handed pitching.

Golson also played one game for Texas in 2009 and six for Philadelphia in 2008.