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Yankees put Lance Berkman on DL

Updated: August 20, 2010, 3:14 PM ET
By Ian Begley | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- The New York Yankees placed Lance Berkman on the disabled list with a sprained right ankle on Thursday morning.

"We just felt [Berkman's injury] hasn't progressed quite as quickly as we wanted it to," Joe Girardi said.

Triple-A infielder Eduardo Nunez was called up to take Berkman's roster spot.

Alex Rodriguez is listed as day to day with a left calf strain so the Yankees need Nunez to provide depth in the infield. Prior to Nunez's arrival, catcher Francisco Cervelli ...

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