The New York Yankees placed infielder Eduardo Nunez on the 15-day disabled list with a rib cage injury, multimple media outlets reported Sunday.
Nunez had been the primary replacement for Derek Jeter at shortstop while Jeter recovers from his ankle injury.
Nunez is hitting .200 with no homers in 95 plate appearances this season.
The Yankees called up shortstop Alberto Gonzalez from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to fill the vacant roster spot.
Also, Mark Teixeira was shifted to the 60-day disabled list as a procedural move. Teixeira is still expected to return in early June.