Yankees call up Jayson Nix from Triple-A

05/03/2012 4:08 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

With their bench short of healthy players, the Yankees have called up Jayson Nix from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and placed Eric Chavez on the 7-day disabled list with a concussion.

Nix was hitting .233 in this season in Triple-A, and has a career .207 average in parts of four Major League seasons with the Rockies, White Sox, Indians, and Blue Jays. He is also very versatile, having played at shortstop, second, and third base and in both corner outfield positions in his career. 

Chavez was injured diving for a ball in the fifth inning of Wednesday night's game against Baltimore, and left the game in the midst of an at-bat in the bottom of the frame. He is the first Yankees player to be placed on the 7-day DL, which was instituted prior to the 2011 season and can only be used in the case of concussions or other head injuries.

In another corresponding move, the Yankees transferred Joba Chamberlain from the 15-day to the 60-day disabled list to free up room for Nix on the 40-man roster.

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