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Yankees call up No. 12 prospect Ben Rice to replace injured Anthony Rizzo

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  • Kyle Evans 

The New York Yankees made several roster moves before their big three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.

Most notably, the Yankees called up their No. 12 prospect, Ben Rice, from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to replace Anthony Rizzo on the roster, who was put on the injured list with a right forearm fracture.

Rizzo suffered the injury during Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox when he collided with the first baseman. The team said he will be shut down from baseball activities for four to five weeks and will miss about eight weeks total.


Rice, 25, hit .275/.393/.532 with 45 R, 61 H, 12 2B, 15 HR, and 36 RBI in a combined 60 games played this season between Double-A and Triple-A.

Additionally, the Yankees placed RHP Ian Hamilton on the 15-day injured list with a right lat strain and placed RHP Cody Poteet on the 15-day injured list with a right triceps strain.

In corresponding moves, New York recalled LHP’s Anthony Misiewicz and Clayton Andrews from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.