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Yankees place Andrew Benintendi on injured list

The New York Yankees have placed outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the 10-day injured list with right wrist inflammation, the team announced Saturday.

Benintendi left Friday’s game in the middle of his second at-bat after swinging through a 90 mph sinker. Right after the swing, he started shaking his hand and walked toward the dugout before manager Aaron Boone and the athletic trainer came out to talk to him.

Benintendi had been slated to undergo an MRI on Saturday after X-rays on Friday were negative.


The Yankees acquired Benintendi from the Kansas City Royals at the trade deadline. After a slow start in pinstripes, the 28-year-old has hit .325 with two home runs, two doubles, and seven RBIs over his last 10 games.

New York recalled outfielder Estevan Florial from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a corresponding move.

The club also designated reliever Anthony Banda for assignment and added reliever Ryan Weber to the roster from Triple-A.

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