|Yankees OF Shelley Duncan leaves team, heads to New York for MRI|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 11 September 2007 18:31|
Duncan has been bothered by lower abdominal discomfort for the past month, an injury that dates back to a hard slide he made in a game at Toronto on Aug. 7, when he collided with shortstop John McDonald while breaking up a double play.
The 27-year-old rookie, the son of St. Louis pitching coach Dave Duncan, has just one hit in his past 12 at-bats and has not homered since Aug. 15 against Baltimore.
A second-round pick in the 2001 draft, Duncan is batting .259 with six homers and 15 RBIs in 26 games since having his contract purchased from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on July 20.