Dustin Ackley

Yankees place new pickup Dustin Ackley on disabled list

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Two games into his Yankees career and Dustin Ackley is headed to the disabled list.

Ackley, who was acquired from the Mariners on July 31, has been shut down with what the Yankees are calling a right lumbar strain.

Ackley was expected to see action as a second baseman and corner outfielder for the Yankees, who picked him up on the cheap believing the 27-year-old former No. 2 overall pick has more upside than his meager .671 career OPS has suggested so far.