Yankees infielder Dustin Ackley will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery, according to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Ackley was diagnosed with a torn right labrum Monday.
Ackley, 28, hit just .148/.243/.148 in 28 games for New York this season, seeing time at first base, second base and right field. His versatility has been his calling card since being acquired from the Mariners last July, as he has appeared at four positions and has been used as a defensive replacement.
In Ackley's place, the Yankees will likely use Rob Refsnyder, who has experience at second base and right field in 18 major-league games. Refsnyder is considered an offensive upgrade to Ackley, though has less positional flexibility.
Ackley is a veteran of six major-league seasons with the Mariners (2011-15) and Yankees (2016), and owns a career .241 average with 46 home runs in that span. He was Seattle's second-overall pick in the 2009 draft out of the University of North Carolina.