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Yankees place Anthony Rizzo on injured list

Injuries continue to mount for the New York Yankees as the team placed first baseman Anthony Rizzo on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to September 3) with headaches following an epidural injection to treat lower-back pain, the team announced Wednesday.

In a corresponding move, New York selected first baseman Ronald Guzmán from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to take Rizzo’s spot on the 28-man roster ahead of Wednesday’s doubleheader against the Minnesota Twins. The Yankees also had to clear space on the 40-man roster, so reliever Luke Bard was designated for assignment.


Manager Aaron Boone told reporters that Rizzo “can’t do much” right now because the doctors have told him to stay in bed. It remains to be seen when the 33-year-old will resume baseball activities.

Rizzo has slumped since the beginning of August, hitting .208/.299/.442, but he is hitting .225/.339/.493 overall with 30 home runs this season.



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