In Sunday night's game against the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli was injured running out an infield ground ball. It would appear that the injury occurred when only the front half of Cervelli's right foot landed on the first base bag. He hobbled awkwardly for a few steps before collapsing to the ground in pain, clutching his leg.
What made the play even more interesting was the fact that it was put under review to see if Cervelli, who was originally called out, was in fact safe on the play. The play was reviewed, the call was overturned, and Cervelli got a fielder's choice RBI that aided the Yankees to a 3-2 win.
The following day, Cervelli was examined by the medical staff and was said to have a grade two injury to his hamstring. He was subsequently placed on the 60-day disabled list and will be available to return June 13th.
Cervelli has started just five games this year, only three of which were behind the plate. Through 17 plate appearances, he was hitting .188/.235/.250 with zero walks and six strikeouts.
The Yankees have recalled John Ryan Murphy to serve as the team's reserve backstop behind starting catcher Brian McCann, who is dealing with bruising and swelling of his right index finger that was injured during the same game. New York also purchased the contract of infielder Scott Sizemore, who will provide valuable depth in the wake of nagging injuries to a few of the team's infielders.