The Yankees have placed outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury on the seven-day concussion disabled list and will call up Rob Refsnyder, the team announced Thursday morning.
Ellsbury was diagnosed with a concussion and strained neck after he crashed into the wall to make a catch during in the first inning Wednesday night, the team announced. He went deep to center field to rob Royals shortstop Alcides Escobar of a hit on the first pitch of the frame.
Ellsbury stayed in the game for the remainder of the inning but was replaced by Aaron Hicks in the second.
Refsnyder has hit .258 with a .330 on-base percentage in 77 career Major League games.