According to a Tweet by MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, New York Yankees’ infielder Kelly Johnson was sent for an MRI on his groin, after injuring it during Tuesday night’s game against the Texas Rangers. The Yankees, after having multiple opportunities to win it, finally pulled through, thanks to an RBI single by newly acquired and arriving during the game, third baseman, Chase Headley. The Yankees pulled out the 2-1 victory in 14 innings.
Kelly Johnson (groin) was sent for an MRI, Yankees are waiting on the results.
— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) July 23, 2014
Johnson, who was playing right field for the Bombers, felt a twinge while moving around in the outfield, and was replaced in the 11th inning by Ichiro Suzuki. Johnson had made a running play on a ball earlier in the evening, and it is not known whether that jaunt is what caused the groin issue.
The Yankees are awaiting the results of the MRI. If Johnson has to be placed on the disabled list, there is a chance that either Jose Pirela or Rob Refsnyder could be brought up. Refsnyder has a little more flexibility, due to his previous time in college as a right fielder before being converted to a second baseman, and bumping Pirela over to first.