New York Yankees infielder Dustin Ackley will have season-ending surgery this week for a torn labrum in his right shoulder, manager Joe Girardi said Tuesday.
Ackley, who is batting .148 with no homers and four RBI, was injured as he dove back into first base on a pickoff play during Sunday’s win at Tampa Bay.
Girardi said Ackley should be ready to return in time for spring training in 2017.
Designated hitter Alex Rodriguez was not in New York’s starting lineup for the second straight game. Girardi said Rodriguez was held out because he’s 0-for-14 in his career against Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ.
Rodriguez is batting .170 with six homers and 14 RBI in 24 games.
Girardi said he does not intend to keep A-Rod out for long, but acknowledged that “obviously, production is important to stay in the lineup.”
Bradley Jr. put on list
Outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. has been placed on the paternity list by the Boston Red Sox.
Boston made the move hours before facing the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday night.
Bradley has a .331 batting average and has the longest hitting streak in the majors this season at 29 games.
The Red Sox filled his spot by recalling outfielder Rusney Castillo from Triple-A Pawtucket.
Boston also activated left-hander Eduardo Rodriguez from the 15-day disabled list and optioned pitcher Heath Hembree to Pawtucket.
Orioles lose Joseph
The Baltimore Orioles placed backup catcher Caleb Joseph on the 15-day disabled list with a testicular injury.
Joseph was struck by a foul ball in the eighth inning of Sunday’s game against the Boston Red Sox. He was taken to the hospital after the game and placed on the DL on Monday.
Second on the depth chart behind Matt Wieters, Joseph was batting .182 in 23 games. He broke a 0-for-19 skid Sunday before suffering the injury.
Baltimore recalled catcher Francisco Pena from Triple-A Norfolk to replace Joseph on the 25-man roster. Pena was batting .200 in 24 games with the Tides.
Pena has nine games of major league experience.
Angels recall Marte
The Los Angeles Angels recalled third baseman Jefry Marte from Triple-A Salt Lake and put him in the starting lineup against Detroit on Tuesday night.
The Angels sent top prospect Kaleb Cowart back to the minors to make room for Marte.
Marte hit .381 in Salt Lake in the past 11 games after getting sent down from his first stint with the Angels.
Yunel Escobar was out of the Angels’ lineup for the second straight day with a bruised left wrist, but manager Mike Scioscia says he might play Wednesday. Scioscia expects Marte to get more playing time even after Escobar’s return.