The DL stint is retroactive to Monday, as the Yankees have been expecting this move since last weekend. Gregorius reportedly suffered some serious swelling down there on Sunday, which got the DL talks started within the clubhouse. The Yankees are starting a two-game series with the Marlins in Miami on Tuesday, but the shortstop has stayed in New York. He will be evaluated further on Wednesday.
Reports say that the swelling has already started to go down, but the tests on Wednesday will verify to the Yankees exactly how long they will be without him. In a corresponding roster move, New York called up first baseman Luke Voit from Triple-A.
The injury occurred in the first inning of Sunday's 10-2 rout of the Toronto Blue Jays, as Gregorius collided with Kendrys Morales while beating out an infield single at first base. He stayed in the game at the time to score a run, but was taken out later on. The former Arizona Diamondback is batting .270 this season with 22 home runs and 74 RBIs. He was taken out in the third inning of Sunday's game, as Gleyber Torres moved over to shortstop in his absence. There is not yet word if that will be the full-time plan while the All-Star recovers.