Chris Parmelee headed to Yankees' disabled list with strained hamstring

The New York Yankees placed first baseman Chris Parmelee on the 15-day disabled list with a strained hamstring.

What It Means:

This was expected. Parmelee suffered the injury while making a stretch for a throw at first base on Thursday and after the game, manager Joe Girardi said that he would be "completely shocked" if Parmelee avoided the disabled list. Rob Refsnyder figures to see the majority of at-bats in Parmelee's place, though Nick Swisher (currently at Triple-A) is another potential option. Mark Teixeira remains out of the picture with a knee injury.

Parmelee has just eight plate appearances this season, but has hit two home runs in them. He posted a .295 wOBA in 102 plate appearances with the Baltimore Orioles in 2015, and owns a .316 wOBA in 1,011 career plate appearances in the big leagues.