Johnson to DL; Leroux to Bronx

July, 23, 2014
Jul 23
3:25
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NEW YORK -- Prior to tonight's game with the Texas Rangers, the Yankees placed Kelly Johnson on the 15-day disabled list with a groin strain suffered in the 10th inning of Tuesday night's game and recalled RHP Chris Leroux from Triple-A Scranton to shore up their depleted bullpen after using seven relievers in the marathon 2-1, 14-inning win.

Johnson, playing his first major league game in right field, made an excellent running catch in the top of the 10th on J.P. Arencibia's drive, but came out of that unscathed; he suffered the injury to his left groin in the bottom of the inning running out a groundout to second base. He was sent for an MRI during the game but the results were not announced last night.

The Yankees also announced that RHP Bruce Billings had been designated for assignment.
Wallace Matthews has covered New York sports since 1983 as a reporter, columnist, radio host and TV commentator. He covers the Yankees for ESPNNewYork.com after working for Newsday, the New York Post, the New York Sun and ESPN New York 98.7 FM.
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